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Nancy J. Colosi, former Army civilian employee

Sept. 17, 1923 – Jan. 24, 2015

NIAGARA FALLS – Nancy J. Colosi, who had a lengthy civilian career with the Army, died Saturday in her Niagara Falls home. She was 91.

Born in Washington, Pa., Miss Colosi began a 30-year career with the Army in Washington, D.C., at the start of World War II.

Beginning as a junior clerk stenographer in the office of the chief signal officer, she was transferred to Philadelphia and earned several promotions, awards and citations as a supervisory supply specialist.

Selected to represent the Department of the Army’s Electronics Command, she developed computer programs for various logistics programs in St. Louis. She retired in 1972.

Moving to Niagara Falls, she went to work for DeVeaux Services, owned by her late brothers-in-law, Alphonso and Leonard DiMino, which operated Tops and B-Kwik supermarkets locally.

Active throughout her life in the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, she served as president of Volare Lodge 269 in Niagara Falls for 20 years.

She also served as a board member of the national organization for eight years and as a national councilor for 36 years.

Survivors include a sister, Catharine “Kay” DiMino.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish at St. Joseph Church, 1413 Pine Ave.

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