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Antoinette C. Hales, operated Pumpkin City July 24, 1921 -- Dec. 25, 2005

Antoinette C. Hales, who at one time operated Hales Pumpkin City in Sanborn, died Sunday in Lockport Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was 84.

Born Antoinette C. Iacco in McKees Rocks, Pa., she moved to Niagara Falls with her family as a child. She attended Trott Vocational High School.

Mrs. Hales worked at Bell Aircraft in Wheatfield during World War II and later at the Lincoln Department Store.

She and her husband of 50 years, Herbert D., operated Hales Luncheonette in Niagara Falls before moving to Sanborn in 1964, where they owned and operated a farm known as Hales Pumpkin City.

Her husband died in 1995.

She later moved to The Waters of Gasport.

Survivors include three sons, Herbert "Cleve" of North Tonawanda, Ronald C. of Niagara Falls and Roy A. of Collins; two daughters, Judith A. Kaczmarek of Orchard Park and Darlene Scherrer of Newfane; a brother, Michael Falzone of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Mary Emma of California; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Rhoney Funeral Home, 5893 Hoover Road, Sanborn. Burial will be in Wheatfield Cemetery.


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