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Patricia Angrisano, artist, softball league founder

June 1, 1930 – Feb 3, 2016

Patricia E. Angrisano, an artist and co-founder of the Clarence Girls Softball League, died Wednesday in her Clarence home after a lengthy illness. She was 85.

Born in Elizabeth, N.J., the former Patricia Cullen moved to Buffalo with her family at a young age. She graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in 1948 and married Michael Angrisano, former chief of the Buffalo Fire Department, on Oct. 3, 1951.

Mrs. Angrisano worked for Woolworth’s and Loblaw’s and also taught dance for Arthur Murray’s studio for four years during the 1950s.

She was an oil, pastel and watercolor artist who specialized in China painting and faux painting on walls and tiles. She also enjoyed interior decorating.

In 1972, Mrs. Angrisano co-founded the Clarence Girls Softball League and coached, as well. Currently, the league offers travel, tournament and house teams for girls ages 5 to 18, and serves as a feeder program for Clarence High School.

In 2011, she was inducted into the Clarence Softball Hall of Fame.

An antiques collector, she was a member of the China Painters Society and served on the boards of the Williamsville Art Society and Clarence Contemporary Club.

Survivors in addition to her husband include four daughters, Michele Bjella, Joanne Mendiola, Patty Sue Ossa and Dorothy Curry; two sons, Louis and Michael; a sister, Joanne Dugo; and 12 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 4375 Harris Hill Road, Harris Hill.

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