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PONTERIO - Esther A lifelong resident of North Tonawanda, New York, passed away suddenly August 28, 2016. She is survived by her niece Roberta (nee Banks) (Phillip D.) Slaiman of Hilliard, OH and their children Sarah Slaiman Chebli (Muhammad) of Monmouth Junction, NJ. Rachel Slaiman (fiance; John Payumo) of Bayonne, NJ and Laura Slaiman of Queens, NY; dear aunt of Michael (Mary) Ponterio and Ann Ponterio; great aunt of Salma and Ahmad Chebli; also survived by many friends and acquaintances near and far. A life-long shopper she was one to truly find the good buys. Esther was predeceased by her parents Michael and Julia Ponterio; her brother John (Jack) Ponterio; sisters Mary, Carmella and Edith Ponterio Banks, and her brother-in-law Robert E. Banks. Friends are welcome to a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. Esther retired from National Fuel and was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Parish. Arrangements by the BRUNNER FUNERAL HOME.

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