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Vincenzo C. Colarossi <br> Nov. 4, 1924 -- Sept. 9, 2005

Vincenzo Carlo Colarossi, a longtime Buffalo resident and a retired service station owner, died Friday of kidney cancer in his St. George, Utah, home. He was 80.

Born in Italy, Mr. Colarossi emigrated to Buffalo in 1939 to join family here. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He owned and operated a service station for about 30 years at Lake Street and McKinley Parkway in Blasdell, retiring in 1986. After his retirement, he and his wife moved to St. George.

More recently, he served as a volunteer for the Huntsman World Senior Games, an athletic competition for competitors 50 and older in St. George.

Mr. Colarossi is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Clara Gabrielli; a son Thomas of Geneseo; two daughters Nancy of St. George and Gina Gray of the Town of Boston; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Colonial Chapel, 3003 South Park Ave, Lackawanna. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum, Lackawanna.


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