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Richard A. Angrisano, Italian Club president

Dec. 12, 1946 – Dec. 5, 2016

Richard A. Angrisano, a retired Erie County employee and Hamburg resident known for his support of local sports and social clubs, died Monday in Hamburg. He was 69.

angrisanoA Lackawanna native who maintained connections and friendships in his native city throughout his life, Mr. Angrisano was an alumnus of Lackawanna High School and worked as a substitute teacher in Lackawanna schools following his graduation from Parsons College in Iowa. Later he began a 28-year career with Erie County government as a senior personnel specialist, retiring in 2005.

Mr. Angrisano was best known for his lifelong devotion to the Lake Erie Italian Club in Lackawanna. He served the organization as treasurer, financial secretary, board chairman and was president at the time of his death. Over the years he helped organize and run many of the club’s events.

He also served as co-chairman of the annual South Buffalo Italian Festival.

A follower of local school sports and a New York Yankees fan, he played baseball in his youth and in various softball leagues as an adult. A coffee aficionado, he also was a fixture in area gourmet coffee shops.

Mr. Angrisano is survived by his wife, the former Christie Meagley; a daughter, Alison Lovern; a son, Craig Melville; a brother, Anthony; and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Saturday in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Lackawanna.

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