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AILEEN ROMANO, FORMER HOSPITAL OFFICIAL

A Mass of Christian Burial for Aileen Margaret Kerrick Romano, 52, of the Town of Boston, a registered nurse and former vice president of patient care services at St. Joseph Hospital in Cheektowaga, will be offered at 12:30 p.m. Monday in St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 5930 S. Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Burial will be Tin French Asylum United Methodist Church Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.

Mrs. Romano, who was born in Towanda, died Thursday (May 15, 2003) in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a long illness.

She graduated from Towanda High School in 1969 and attended Syracuse University.

She earned bachelor and master of science degrees in nursing from the University at Buffalo.

Mrs. Romano went to work at St. Joseph Hospital in 1978 and was in charge of the intensive care and coronary units and then the emergency room care unit before being named vice president of patient care services in 1998. She left two years ago because of poor health.

She was a member of several professional organizations and actively pursued her interests in sewing and needlecrafts, creating many cross-stitch works of art as well as handcrafted quilts. She also enjoyed skiing and golfing.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Nicholas A.; a daughter, Amy Margolis of Holbrook; a son, David of the Town of Boston; her parents, George and Dorothy Kerrick of Towanda; two sisters, Edith Selleck of Mountain Lake, Pa., and Sandra Kerrick of Richmond, Va.; and a grandson.

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