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Elpina P. Leone, 93, of Niagara Falls, NY, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at home surrounded by loved ones. Elpina (Marinello) Leone was the beloved wife of 70 years of the late Dr. Casmer E. Leone. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, Elpina was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ermina (Ilario) Marinello, of Niagara Falls, NY.
Elpina Leone is survived by seven children, Marilyn (Bernard) Santa Maria of Atlanta, GA, Karen (David) Jamarusty of Ithaca, NY, Richard (Melba Tarlton) Leone of Charlotte, NC, Janis Leone of Cobourg, Ontario, Thomas Leone of San Diego, CA, Michael (Kathleen) Leone of Wilmington, NC, and Ronald Leone of Columbia, MO.
In addition, Elpina was dearly loved and admired by 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Elpina was predeceased by one brother and one sister, Leo (late Pat) Marinello and Connie (late Jim) Riggi.
There will be no prior visitation. The family will receive friends and family at St. Raphael's Church, 3840 Macklem Ave, Niagara Falls, NY, on Saturday, January 6th, where a Mass of Catholic Burial will be held at 12 Noon. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY.
A reception will be held in Elpina's honor, for anyone who wishes to attend, at the Como Restaurant, 2220 Pine Ave, Niagara Falls, NY following the interment.
Donations in Elpina Leone's memory may be made to Heart and Soul, 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls, NY 14305.
Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL. Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for register.
Published on December 29, 2017
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