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Stella Leffler, 89, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on May 27, 2017 at Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Irene (Tedesco) Paradise.
Stella attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School. She married Ralph J. Leffler, Sr. who predeceased her on April 17, 1992. Stella worked for over 20 years in the Audio Visual Department at the Earl W. Brydges Library in Niagara Falls, retiring in 2013. She also worked with the Niagara Falls Board of Elections. Stella was a longstanding member of St. Mary's of the Cataract Church. She enjoyed crocheting, baking, candy making, ceramics, and was an avid reader.
Stella is survived by her children, Diane (Terry) Ward, Ralph (Gretchen) Leffler, Denise (Dennis) Snuszka, Richard Leffler, James (Michelle) Leffler; seven grandchildren, Richard (Keli) York, Ronald (Terri) York, Ryan (Michelle) Leffler, Eric (Julie) Leffler, Nicholas Leffler, and Steven Leffler; eight great-grandchildren, Atticus and Alex York, Anna and Adam Leffler, Alexandria, Micah, Nicholas, and Sophia Leffler; one brother, Joseph (Eileen) Paradise, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Leffler was predeceased by one grandson, Ryan Leffler, and four siblings, Julia (late Ernest) Covey, John (late Elsie) Paradise, Marie (late Frank) Borgese and Gloria Wittkopp.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 30th from 9-11 AM at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where prayers will be conducted at 11:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM St. Vincent de Paul Parish at St. Leo's Church, 2748 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY. Interment in Riverdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for register.
Published on May 27, 2017
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