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Jean Marie Giardina Sept. 28, 1949 -- March 4, 2006

A memorial Mass for Jean Marie Giardina will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St.

Margaret Catholic Church, 1395 Hertel Ave. Mrs. Giardina, a North Buffalo resident, died March 4 in the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga, after a lengthy illness. She was 56.

Born Jean Marie Fricon in Buffalo, she graduated from Grover Cleveland High School.

During her yearlong illness, Mrs. Giardina was more concerned about her three siblings than about her own condition. "She never said, 'Why me?' " said one of her sisters, Bonnie Milano of South Buffalo.

In addition to her sister Bonnie, survivors include a son, Mark of South Buffalo; two daughters, Kaily of Kenmore and Kristy of North Buffalo; a brother, Jimmy Fricon of Wilmington, N.C.; another sister, Linda Coleman of South Buffalo; and two grandchildren.

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