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RISO, Mary Lou

RISO, Mary Lou

RISO - Mary Lou December 5, 2015, wife of the late Frank C. Riso, Jr.; beloved mother of Lynn Wright, Michael (Nancy), Frank (Laurie) Riso, Marie (James) Biggs, Charles (Joanne), Stephanie (Richard) Goodwald, Christian (Cathleen); grandmother of Seanna (Joel) Crosby, Briana (Nick) Koch, Shane Biggs, Grace Biggs, William Wright V, Frank Wright, Victoria, Sara and Maximillian; great-granddaughter Payton Crosby and the late great-grandson Aiden Koch; sister of Jean Michaels; also survived by many relatives including nieces and nephews, family friends, and her companion of twenty five years, Joseph LaDuca. Mary Lou operated the Stenographic Institute of WNY with her husband. After his death, she performed office management for various businesses while raising her seven children as a widow. The family will be present on Friday from 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM at the John E. Roberts Funeral Home, 280 Grover Cleveland Hwy. at Bailey, Amherst. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 12:30 PM at St. Margaret's Church, 1395 Hertel Ave., Buffalo (please assemble at Church). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made payable to NYSCRA with "Frank and Mary Lou Riso-Horizon Fund" in the memo line and mailed to 43150 Broadlands Center Plaza, Suite 152-269, Ashburn, VA 20148 to support court reporting students. Share online condolences at

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