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CHARLES MARCHESE

Charles Marchese, 63, a lifelong resident of Buffalo's West Side and a former City of Buffalo employee, died Thursday (Oct. 25, 2001) in Deaconess Center in Buffalo following a short illness.

Marchese worked for the City of Buffalo Streets Department for many years. He also worked as a clerk in the A&P Store on Niagara Street.

He was an active member of the Democratic Party, as well as a member of Holy Cross Church and its Holy Name Society.

A devout Catholic, Marchese would spend every St. Joseph's Day delivering blessed bread to the poor and shut-ins in the Buffalo area.

He is survived by one brother, John of Orchard Park.

Prayers will be offered at 8 a.m. Monday in Joseph Spano and Sons Funeral Home, 473 Niagara St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 in Holy Cross Church, Maryland and Seventh streets.

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