Bridget Donato, a medical biller, died Friday in Sisters Hospital in Buffalo after a short illness. She was 48.
Ms. Donato was born Bridget Paterson in Lockport. She attended Lockport schools for most of her childhood but graduated from Newfane Senior High School.
She had been working as a biller at Excelsior Orthopedics in Niagara Falls for about a year.
Survivors include her mother, Janet Paterson; her daughter, Bryanne; two sons, Frank and Douglas; a sister, Kathleen Smith; three brothers, Mark, Paul and Brian Paterson; and a dear friend, Ames "Butch" Fader.
A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's University Catholic Church, 3269 Main St., Buffalo.