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AUG. 19, 1927 -- NOV. 11, 2004

A Mass of Christian Burial for James E. Lalley, a retired Buffalo police officer and restaurateur, will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 2950 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.

Mr. Lalley, of Buffalo, died Thursday in the Hospice Respite Center, Cheektowaga, after a brief illness. He was 77.

Mr. Lalley, who was known as "Red," was born in Buffalo and served in the Navy during World War II.

He worked as a Buffalo police officer and detective for 17 years. He also owned "Red" Lalley's Golf Club Inn for 13 years.

Mr. Lalley was a member of the Blackthorn Club; Father Baker Council, Knights of Columbus; and the Samson Navy Association Group.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, the former Julia "June" Long; two daughters, Peggy Morgan of West Seneca and Kathy Battin of Hamburg; two sons, Edward of West Seneca and James of Orchard Park; a sister, Rosalind "Rose" Lally of Orchard Park; and 10 grandchildren.


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