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PANE, Caroline (Merletti)

PANE, Caroline (Merletti)

PANE - Caroline (nee Merletti)
95, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on March 22, 2020, at DeGraff Residential Care facility. Caroline, born December 20, 1924, was the daughter of Celso and Beatrice Merletti. A lifelong resident of North Tonawanda, graduating from NT High School, Caroline went on to earn a degree as a dietitian from Rochester Institute of Technology. She worked in the cafeteria of Carborundum before managing the cafeterias at St. Francis and Cardinal O'Hara schools in Tonawanda. Caroline was an active member of the Ascension Roman Catholic Church, where she was involved with Ladies of Charity and the St. Anne Society. She worked for several years in her retirement as a volunteer for DeGraff Memorial Hospital. She also participated in the local affiliate of the Red Hat Society. Caroline was the wife of the late Louis Pane for 67 years; she was predeceased by her sister, Ida (Merletti) Giambrone and her brother, Carlo Merletti; survived by her children, Diana Pane (Michael Antrim), Pamela (Richard) Kandare and Joseph (Karen) Pane; and grandchildren, Joseph Cody Kandare, John Louis Pane, Keith Pane and Anthony Pane. A private mass for the immediate family will be held. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later time. Memorials may be made in her memory to Buffalo City Mission, at 100 E. Tupper Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, or Society of St. Vincent DePaul at 1298 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14209. Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Wattengel Funeral Home. For online condolences, please visit

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