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Louis Scirri Sr., 59, of Clarence, who owned and operated Louis Concrete since 1965, died Wednesday (Dec. 29, 1999) in Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo.

Scirri had suffered a stroke.

Born Ludovico Scirri in Tempera, Italy, he emigrated to the United States with his family in 1951.

He found a job in the concrete business upon the early death of his father and established his own business shortly thereafter.

Scirri also taught himself how to play the accordion and guitar, and he came to be known to many of his friends as "Louie the Good Guy" for his dedication to his work and family.

Surviving are his wife, the former Barbara Jaruszewski; three daughters, Maria Carlson of Cowlesville, Linda Moore of Atlanta and Elizabeth Scirri of Clarence Center; three sons, Richard of Atlanta, Louis Jr. of Okinawa and Sabatino of Clarence Center; a sister, Bruna Rapini of Getzville; four brothers, Nando of East Amherst, Sylvano of Kenmore and Andrew and Frank of Buffalo; and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Pius X Church, 1700 N. French Road, Getzville. Prayers will be said at 9:15 in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.

Burial will be Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

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