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Assunta "Sue" (Destino) Salimbene, 84, of Lewiston, NY, passed away on July 19, 2016 at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital Born in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Maria (Guiliano) Destino.
Assunta attended local schools and graduated from the former Trott Vocational High School. On October 3, 1964 she married Frank J. Salimbene at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Niagara Falls. Mr. Salimbene predeceased her on August 26, 1999.
She was employed by John Hancock Insurance Agency in Niagara Falls as an assistant office supervisor and retired on July 1, 1987 after 28 years of service. Following her retirement she worked at Wakes Men Store in Niagara Falls until the store's closing. In 1983 she and her husband moved to Lewiston where she currently resided. Assunta was a longtime parishioner of St. Peter's parish in Lewiston. She enjoyed attending luncheons with her friends and former neighbors, reading and completing puzzles. Assunta also liked to bake and was especially known for her oatmeal cookies.
Assunta is survived by her sister, Rose (late Anthony) Figurilli of Niagara Falls, NY; and many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, greatnephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by six brothers, Patsy (Betty of North Carolina) Destino, Alex (late Anne) Destino, Nunzio (Margaret of Lewiston, NY) Destino, James (late Carmella) Destino, Louis (Maryann of Lewiston, NY) Destino and Joseph (Michelina of California) Destino; and three sisters, Katherine (late Sebastian) Grizanti, Antoinette (late Salvatore) Rizzo and Mary (late Thomas) Mastromatteo.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 - 8 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10:00 AM at St. Peter's Church, 620 Center Street, Lewiston, NY, with Msgr. David G. LiPuma officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Entombment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY.
Memorial donations may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240 or St. Peter's Church, 620 Center Street, Lewiston, NY 14092.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online guest register.
Published on July 19, 2016
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