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FEB. 14, 1925 -- APRIL 19, 2005

Anthony Volante of Wheatfield, a retired machine operator, died Tuesday in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness. He was 80.

Mr. Volante was born in Frosinone, Italy, and attended local schools.

He came to Niagara Falls in 1948 and worked as a machine operator at International Paper, Bell Aerosystems in Wheatfield and General Motors' Chevrolet plant in the Town of Tonawanda, from which he retired in 1979.

Mr. Volante was a ham radio operator and had been a member of the Niagara Radio Club.

A member of the Three F Conservation Club in Lewiston, he enjoyed hunting.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Theresa Corsaro Volante; three daughters, Marlene Suess of Niagara Falls, Liana DeDario of Wheatfield and Alisa of Lake View; two sisters, Amelia Nardelli of Niagara Falls and Jean Ranalli of Wheatfield; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 27th Street and Independence Avenue, after prayers at 8:45 in M.J. Colucci & Son Funeral Chapel, 2370 Military Road. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.


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