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Frances May Price, retired Buffalo Public School teacher

March 12, 1935 – July 9, 2015

Frances May Price, a retired Buffalo Public School teacher, died Thursday in her Buffalo home. She was 80.

The former Frances May Taliaferro was born in Buffalo and graduated from the former Fosdick-Masten Park High School. She earned an associate degree from the former Erie County Technical Institute, then worked as a school cafeteria manager and dietitian at Buffalo-area hospitals.

Mrs. Price later enrolled in Buffalo State Teachers College, where she earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. At Buffalo State, she also earned a certificate of advanced studies in administration and supervision. She earned degrees and certificates while also caring for her husband, Judson T. Price Jr. – whom she married on Nov. 22, 1956 – and their three daughters.

Mrs. Price taught adult education, home and careers and food service education at several Buffalo Public Schools, including the Community Education Center on Sycamore Street; Southside Junior and Senior high schools; School 82; and Kensington High School. She retired from teaching at Lafayette High School in 1991.

Mrs. Price served as president of the Women’s Auxiliary of the NAACP and vice president of 100 Black Women. She helped her husband as a block club leader, among other community initiatives. She was a lifelong, active member of First Shiloh Baptist Church, where she headed the Willing Workers Club.

Mrs. Price and her husband were avid travelers, both before and after their retirements. They visited most of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America, as well as European cities including London, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Barcelona and Amsterdam. They also traveled to Senegal in West Africa, and Hong Kong, Bangkok and Bali in Asia.

In addition to her husband of 58 years, she is survived by three daughters, Judine Agostini, Sandra Price-Allen and Monica; a sister, Joanne Mingo; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral is scheduled for noon Thursday in First Shiloh Baptist Church, 15 Pine St.

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