April. 13, 1913 – Dec. 30, 2015
Angela O. Gianfranceschi, a retired art teacher, died Dec. 30 in her Williamsville home. She was 102.
Born in Buffalo, the former Angela Bianchi attended the Albright Art School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State Teachers College.
An elementary-grade art teacher in Schools 6 and 71 for 24 years, she was the first to teach ceramics in Buffalo schools. She retired in 1958.
Mrs. Gianfranceschi was a longtime supporter and volunteer at Shea’s Performing Arts Center and helped restore the scagliola faux marble that her father, Carlo Bianchi, designed and installed when the theater was built in the 1920s.
She was a member of the Perseverance Mutual Aid Society and traveled extensively. She wintered in Hollywood and Delray Beach, Fla.
Her husband, Walter “Tado,” died in 1976.
Survivors include several cousins.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive at Hopkins Road, Amherst.