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Mario J. Pirastru, 88, of Niagara Falls, NY passed away on July 7, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Niagara Falls, NY he was the son of the late Luigi and Giovanna (Gaeta) Pirastru.
Mr. Pirastru was the District Director for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation from 1977-1995.

Mario is survived by his wife, Marie S. (Ferro) Pirastru, 2 daughters, Michele Pirastru DAngelo and Marisa (Sam) Gara, predeceased by 1 Son, Mario L. Pirastru, survived by 5 grandchildren, Mario Pirastru, Nicholas Pirastru, Cara DAngelo, Joseph DAngelo and Alyssa Gara, 1 great-grandson, Vincent Joseph DAngelo, daughter-in-law, Celia, 1 brother Louis (Marilyn) Pirastru, predeceased by 1 sister, Joan (late Henry) Monti and also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday July 11th from 3-8 p.m. at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday July 12th at Holy Family Parish at the St. Josephs Church Site, 1401 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY at a time to be announced. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Entombment will follow in St. Josephs Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials to a charity of ones choice. Visit www.mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for guest register.
Published on July 8, 2017
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