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Lawrence A. Ligammare, a retired pipefitter and instrument repairman, died Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2001) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was 82.

Ligammare was born in Niagara Falls and had attended local schools.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1940 until his discharge in 1945. He was stationed for three years on the Aleutian Islands.

Ligammare was employed at the former Niagara Alkali until its merger with Occidental Chemical Corp. He had been a pipefitter for 22 years and an instrument repairman for 14 years. He retired in 1980.

He was a 20-year member of the YMCA and played on the Early Bird Volleyball Team. He also belonged to senior citizen groups at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Holy Rosary Church and Occidental Chemical. His family had been nominated for the YMCA Family of the Year in 1997.

He enjoyed traveling, walking, gardening and watching his favorite football, baseball and hockey teams on television.

Ligammare is survived by his wife, the former Clara M. Nero; two sons, Larry A. of Miami and Dennis C. of Marietta, Ga.; a daughter, Gail M. Dixon of Lewiston; two sisters, Eleanor Gibson and Carmella Cosentino, both of Niagara Falls; two brothers, Joe of Niagara Falls and Sam of Arizona; and five grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today in Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church, 1120 Niagara St., following services at 9 in M.J. Colucci and Son Funeral Chapel, 468 19th St. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.


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