Niagara Gazette


January 5, 2013

Antoinette M. "Annie-Toni" Graci

LOCKPORT — Antoinette M. "Annie-Toni" (Stirpe) Graci, 83, of Lewiston, NY, died on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport, NY. Prior to being admitted to Niagara Hospice House, Antoinette was cared for at home by her two daughters and Niagara Hospice. Born in Syracuse, NY, she was the daughter of Lorenzo and Assunta (Fasulo) Stirpe.

Antoinette was a self-employed licensed cosmetologist and owned Jo-Mari's Salon in Youngstown, NY from 1969 until 1985. She and her husband later owned and operated the former Rascals Bar on Niagara Street in Niagara Falls, NY from 1990 until retiring in 2000. Following their retirement they moved to Clayton, NC. Annie-Toni, as she was known to many, loved to entertain and be with people. She recently began to crochet once again, a craft she did years ago.

Antoinette was predeceased by her husband, Frederick O. Graci on April 21, 2009. She is    survived by two daughters, Joanne Kellogg and Maria Gara, both of Lewiston, NY; four step-children, Jason (Carol) Graci, Alana Trimigliozzi, both of North Carolina, Anthony (Frances) Gabriele of Youngstown, NY, and Chuckie (Sue) Gabriele of Syracuse, NY; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; four siblings, Libby Thorton, Lawrence Stirpe, Rev. Carlo Stirpe and Anna (Donald) Longo, all of Syracuse, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by one brother, Joseph Stirpe.

There will be no prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, January 11th, at 11 AM at St. Peter's Church, 620 Center Street, Lewiston, NY, with Rev. Carlo Stirpe officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Interment at the convenience of the family will be in  Assumption Cemetery, Syracuse, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094; or to St. Peter's Church, 620 Center Street, Lewiston, NY 14092. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304.

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