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MAY 9, 1909 -- NOV. 10, 2004

Gilda Stephenson died Wednesday in Mount St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness. She was 95.

Born Gilda Quattrini in Pasaro, Italy, she moved to Canada and then Niagara Falls in her teen years and later to Lewiston.

She worked at Neisner's department store and in the shoe department of Beir's department store until its closing in 1986.

Mrs. Stephenson was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and enjoyed baking, gardening and caring for her yard.

Her husband, Herbert A., died in 1982.

She is survived by a son, Herbert J. of Sanborn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter's Church, 620 Center St., after prayers at 8:45 in Zajac Funeral Home, 319 24th St., Niagara Falls. Entombment will be in Gate of Heaven Mausoleum.


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