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Benjamin J. Sheusi, Lewiston restaurateur

Jan. 6, 1943 – Dec. 29, 2014

LEWISTON – Benjamin J. Sheusi, of Lewiston, a restaurateur for more than 50 years, died Dec. 29 in Buffalo General Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 71.

Mr. Sheusi owned and operated Donna Felicia’s Restaurant and Stephanie’s Tavern in the Village of Lewiston for 45 years.

Previously, he operated the Old Fort and the Venice Spaghetti Company.

Born in Niagara Falls, he attended local schools and served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, the former Joan Dominick; a daughter, Stephani Sheusi-Abbate; a son, Jonathan; a brother, Samuel; and several grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private.

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