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MARCH 27, 1912 -- MARCH 31, 2005

A celebration of the life of Irma Lucille Piehler Fassett, a retired cosmetologist, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in First Trinity Lutheran Church, 1570 Niagara Falls Blvd., Town of Tonawanda.

She donated her body to the University at Buffalo Medical School.

Mrs. Fassett, who was born in Buffalo, died March 31 in her Williamsville home after a short illness. She was 93.

She worked at the original Kleinhans Mens Store in downtown Buffalo, first as a sales clerk and then as a buyer. During World War II, she was a riveter at Curtiss-Wright Aircraft.

Mrs. Fassett was a graduate of the former Doyle Beauty School and owned and operated the Lisbon Beauty Shoppe in North Buffalo for 30 years until she closed the business in the 1970s.

Her husband of 32 years,LaVern W., died in 1959.

Mrs. Fassett, who was legally blind, lived alone until her death. She drove until 1994 when her eyes were stricken with macular degeneration.

She still was able to crochet afghans, hats and mittens for her many nieces and great-nieces and nephews well into her 80s.


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