Niagara Gazette


June 8, 2014

Mary Achilli

HAW RIVER, NC — Mary (Magno) Achilli, 101, of Haw River, NC, formerly of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away at The Homeplace of Burlington on Sunday, June 1, 2014.

She was born on October 27, 1912 in Niagara Falls, NY, the daughter of the late Michale and Rosa (Marino) Magno.

Mary was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls until moving to North Carolina in the early 1990s.  During World War II she worked at Bell Aircraft, and later on Moore Business Forms in Niagara Falls, until her retirement. Mary was an excellent cook and loved preparing meals for her family. Most of all she will be remembered for her kindness and devotion to her family.

Mrs. Achilli was predeceased by her husband, Umberto Achilli in 1989. She is survived by her son, Orlando (Gwen) Achilli of Niagara Falls, NY; son-in-law, Ronald (Marie) Lauzau of North Carolina, and was predeceased by her daughter, Olga Lauzau and son, Oscar (late Patricia) Achilli.  She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, Judith (Anthony) Grizanti, Suzanne Saunders, Kathy (John) Wrobel, Kerry (Laura) Achilli, Wendy Colucci, Lisa Achilli, Dr. Frank (Cheryl) Lauzau, Sharon (Mike) Williford, Annette (Joe) Wrenn, Steven (Darlene) Lauzau, Thomas (Tina) Lauzau, Miriam Tapper, Alice Scott, Mark (Rebecca) Boyd, Jay Boyd, Doreen McPherson, David McPherson and Lawrence (Emily) McPherson; 28 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 11th from 5-9 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON    NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY. A Mass of Christian   Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 12th, at 10:00 AM at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish at St. Joseph's Church, 1413 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, NY, with Rev. Duane Klizek officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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