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A Mass of Christian Burial for Nicholas R. Paganello, a retired furniture maker, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 135 Ogden St.

Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

Paganello, 75, died Saturday (Dec. 25, 1999) in St. Joseph Hospital, Cheektowaga, after a brief illness.

Born in Buffalo, he attended St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute and graduated from Emerson Vocational High School.

Paganello was a longtime furniture maker for the former Kittinger Furniture Co. on Elmwood Avenue, from which he retired in 1989.

He was a World War II Navy veteran and was a member of Post 355, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sloan.

Paganello served as president of the Holy Name Society and Ushers Club of St. Francis of Assisi Parish. He received the St. Joseph's Award and was a fourth-degree member of Council 5670, Knights of Columbus, Cheektowaga.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, the former Josephine P. DeBergalis; four daughters, MaryLou Talarico of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Patricia Moslow of Williamsville and Sandra Boneberg and Nicole Klaczyk, both of Lancaster; two brothers, Anthony of Elma and and Angelo of Hamburg; a sister, Lucy Otminski of Depew; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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