Lani M. Del Rio


Lani M. Del Rio, 50, of Niagara Falls, NY, went to be with her mother in Heaven on Friday, March 29th, 2019. Born in Niagara Falls, she was the daughter of the late Anita J. Shampine and Joseph Kishmoian; and loving wife of Rev. Dr. Peter Del Rio, OSL.
Lani attended local schools and graduated from the former LaSalle High School. She owned and operated Weddings by the Falls for many years, and was an integral part of countless weddings and vow renewals. Lani was also a longtime member of the Niagara Falls Ministries.
Lani enjoyed antiquing, arts and crafts, as well as painting. She was also an excellent baker and enjoyed tending to her garden. Above all, Lani centered her life around her family, especially her two sons, Cory M. Emmons and Cody J. Emmons.
In addition to her husband and children, Lani is survived by her sister Rebecca E. (Dominick) Farbo; her nieces, Mackenzie J. Farbo and Ellery Q. Farbo; her aunt, Sonja Shampine; and Michael Emmons.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 2nd from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 P.M. at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, where funeral services will begin on Wednesday at 11 A.M with Elder Vanessa Scott officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY. Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to The Pink Pillow Project, PO Box 885 Getzville, NY 14068. Visit for online condolences.
Published on March 30, 2019
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Shirley Amacher
Apr 14, 2019
Dear Cory,
Thinking of you as you mourn the loss of your mother. I am so very sorry and I pray that memories, though bitter sweet, will bring you a measure of comfort.

Love and prayers
Shirley A Amacher
Jeanne Johnson
Apr 07, 2019
Dear Becca, I am so very sad to hear about your Mom and your Sister’s passing 😢. I worked with Anita at the Dr. office. She was a good friend and a special person. She talked about you and Lani and her grandchildren all the time. It was evident how very much she loved her girls and that you were her world. And how proud of you both she was and she was so happy when the boys came along. I miss her. May God Bless Anita, Lani and you Becca and your Families at this very sad time. ♥️🙏🏻♥️
Michele Dorato
Apr 02, 2019
I am praying for you Cory , Cody & your family. Your mom will live on in your dreams & memories. 🙏🙏🙏
Odette DEL RIO
Mar 31, 2019
Dear Peter, Cory & Cody: Our hearts are grieved, yet we know she is God's girl forever & we'll join her when the Lord says it's time. Praying for His amazing grace to cover you, His consolation of comfort & peace be w/you. Uncle Isaac & Titi Odette
Kim Kacprowicz
Mar 31, 2019
To the family , I'm so sorry for your loss, I didnt know Lani but heard wonderful stories of a great mom, sister and daughter. God bless all of you during this time.
Michelle Terorotua
Mar 31, 2019
My sincere condolences for your loss. May she live on in your hearts and memories ❤️.
Odette D DEL RIO
Mar 31, 2019
Beloved Peter, Cory and Cody, our sincere condolences. We have covered you with love through prayers & will continue, being Lani loved God with all her heart & is in eternity until we reach up to be alongside her. We do not understand how it is that someone as sweet & needed as Lani was to leave so early according to all of us... yet I know that HE knows best when we lack understanding. May His peace that passes all human understanding fill your hearts, minds, and spirits. Hugs from Uncle Isaac & Titi Odette.
Gina Gregorski
Mar 31, 2019
Lani was my childhood neighbor. We were just kids but had so much fun, playing kick ball& just being kids. I will never forget . Becca, my deepest condolences to you .i also did not know about your parents passing. Big hug’s and prayers to you . Lani...REST IN PEACE.
Maria Locicero
Mar 31, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss Cody. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless
Lisa Pearson
Mar 31, 2019
So sorry to hear of your families loss. My deepest condolences.