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Lola Brindisi (1929-2017) completed her wonderful life on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the age of "almost 90", as she would say.
Lola is predeceased by her loving husband of 64 years, Gerardo (Jerry) Brindisi. She is survived by her four loving and "special" children, Anthony (Sondra DeFranks) Brindisi, Geralyn (Richard) Azizkhan, Angela (Richard) Jackson, Gerardo V. (Susan) Brindisi. She was also blessed to be Grandma to eleven grandchildren, Aaron Azizkhan, Richard Jackson, Tara (John) Alderman, Tia (Jon) Minton, Anthony (Vallena) Brindisi, Dana Brindisi, Lauren Brindisi, Benjamin DeFranks, Ava DeFranks, Luke Brindisi, Gavin Brindisi and five great-grandchildren, Lucas, Kirk, Karson, Kira, and Addison. She is survived by sisters-in-law, Connie (Nugent) Andreini and Marie (DeFazio) Andreini. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, David Andreini, Russell Andreini, Lindsey (Paul) Wrobel, Mathew Andreini, as well as her grand-niece, Gia, and grand-nephew, Paulie.
Lola was born in Carbondale, PA the daughter of Armando Andreini and Angela Rock. Lola was a hair dresser for many years and ran her own business. She was active in St. John de La Salle Church and School when she lived in Niagara Falls. She was a member of the Martha's at St. John's Church. She lived with her daughter Geralyn and her family in Cincinnati, OH since 2004 and most recently in Omaha, NE.
She touched everyone she met with her sweet, loving, caring spirit. She was known as "sweet Lola" by many people who knew her well. Everyone was "special" to her especially her family. She would love visits and phone calls from her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cards (rummy and kings in the corner), Bingo, watching game shows, music and going to mass at Brookestone Village in Omaha, NE.
The family wishes to thank the "special" friends and caregivers at Brookestone Village who loved and supported Lola in so many ways. You kept her busy and made her happy.
Friends may call on Saturday, March 11, 2017 after 10 AM in the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, where prayers will be said following the visitation at 11:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon in St. John de LaSalle Church, 8477 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara, Falls, NY 14304. Interment will be in St. Joseph RC Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Hospital Foundation at Children's Hospital & Medical Center, 8200 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68114 (www.childrensomaha.org.) Arrangements by Heafey, Heafey, Hoffmann, Dworak, Cutler (Omaha) and Lane Funeral Home (Niagara Falls).
Published on March 3, 2017
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