Doris M. Caggiano


Doris M. (nee Penaro) Caggiano, 89, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away peacefully, Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda, NY, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Kingston, NY on April 21, 1929 to the late Adeline (nee Amen) and James Penaro.
Doris was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Kingston, NY, class of 1944 and earned a degree from Parsons School of Design in New York City in 1951. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from SUNY College at Buffalo in 1970 and 1972, respectively. On June 21, 1953, the former Doris M. Penaro married Arthur J. Caggiano in St. Mary's Church in Kingston, NY. He passed away April 30, 2011.
For over 30 years Mrs. Caggiano taught elementary education for the Niagara Falls School System, retiring in 1988. Doris was past president of NYS Teachers Association, past president of Crafty Girls Club and past president of the Niagara Falls Seniors Travel Club.
Doris was also an Avon Representative. Her hobbies included baking, oil painting, traveling to Europe, cruising the Caribbean and playing Bridge.
Doris is survived by two loving sons, Keith Caggiano of California and Dennis Caggiano of North Tonawanda; a sister, Rosemary (late Oliver) Spencer and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband; her parents and her sister, the late Joan (late David) Konke.
The family will be present to receive friends, Sunday, February 17, 2019, from 1-3 and 5-7 PM at the SPALLINO-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1300 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, NY, where prayers will be said Monday at 9:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish at St. Joseph Church, 1413 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, NY, at 10:00 AM. Family and friends invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Doris' memory to the Alzheimer's Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Dr., Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221.
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