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JENNIE S. CERTO

Jennie S. Certo, 98, formerly of 18th Street, died Tuesday (Sept. 26, 2000) in Fairchild Manor Nursing Home.

Born in Palermo, Sicily, she came to Niagara Falls as a child with her family.

She attended local schools and during the 1930s and 1940s worked as a seamstress and presser for Figler's Cleaners of Grand Island. She made several gowns for her granddaughters for special occasions.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church and the Gray Ladies of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, a volunteer group.

Her husband, Nicola, died in 1976.

Surviving are a son, Samuel; two daughters, Anna Bridge of Oil City, Pa., and Sarah Tomasini of Sun City, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 339 22nd St. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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