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Clotilde Tillie (Garcia) Craig, 93 of Niagara Falls, NY passed away on February 15, 2018 at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport, NY. Born December 13, 1924 in North Tonawanda, NY, she was the daughter of the late, Gregorio and Clotilde (Perez) Garcia.

Tillie as she was affectionately known by her family and friends attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1943. Following high school Tillie began her career as a secretary with Western Union, and went on to work at Carborundum Company in Niagara Falls for 37 years until her retirement in 1983. In her leisure time, Tillie and her husband enjoyed traveling.

Mrs. Craig was predeceased by her husband, James L. Craig on February 16, 2010. She is survived by her nieces and nephew, Nancy (late Edward) Carlino, Edward Garcia and Melanie Pusch as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was also predeceased by a brother, Amador (late Mary) Garcia, a sister Elpidia (late Sam) Carlino and her niece, Linda Martin.

There will be no prior visitation. Private services and burial will be held in Oakwood Cemetery Niagara Falls at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorial offerings in Tillies memory, may be made to Easterseals, New York 633 Third Avenue 6th Floor, New York, NY 10017. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL. Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online condolences.
Published on February 18, 2018
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