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AUG. 26, 1920 -- APRIL 16, 2005

Margaret E. De Plato of the Town of Tonawanda, a retired teacher at Kensington High School, died unexpectedly Saturday at home. She was 84.

Born Margaret Pellow in Toronto, she moved to Buffalo as a child. She lived in the Town of Tonawanda for the past 50 years.

Recipient of both a bachelor's and master's degree from Buffalo State College, Mrs. De Plato was a home economics teacher at Kensington High from 1960 until her retirement in 1982.

She loved to cook, can, garden and travel, but quilting was a particular passion; she made close to 100 quilts for friends and family.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Victor J.; two daughters, Elaine C. Bergler of North Tonawanda and Andrea M.
Beacham of Williamsville; two sons, Richard J. of Richmond, Va., and Phillip of the Town of Tonawanda; a sister, Fanny Blies of the Town of Tonawanda; two brothers, Albert Pellow of Toronto and Allan Pellow of Buffalo; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Amelia's Catholic Church, Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.


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