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Elizabeth "Betty" Pontiere, 66, who worked at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo for 35 years, died Sunday (June 17, 2001) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Miss Pontiere was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls and a graduate of Niagara Falls High School. At the time of her retirement in 1996, she was a surgical nurse at Roswell Park.

Miss Pontiere was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Survivors include two brothers, Eugene J. of Niagara Falls and Dominic of Columbia, S.C.; and a sister, Amy Pontiere of Phoenix.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in M.J. Colucci & Son Funeral Chapel, 468 19th St. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

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