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Barbara J. (nee Dale) Macaluso, age 78, of Grand Island, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife for 56 years of Joseph F. Macaluso; devoted mother of David (Lisa) Macaluso and Christine (William) Horne; and adoring grandmother of Amanda and Jason Horne.
Barb was a caring and generous woman who had boundless energy and enthusiasm for life. She was always thinking of others and had a tremendous wit. She nurtured hundreds of children through the years as a nursery school teacher and later built a successful career as a computer programmer/analyst at Buffalo State College. She loved traveling, music and theatre, was a member of East Park Garden Club, Tattler Club, and had 15 hours of solo airplane flying. Despite nearly 20 years of health issues, Barb proved to be a fighter by beating the odds and making the most out of that time.
Friends may call on Tuesday, December 6th from 4- 8 PM at Kaiser Funeral Home, 1950 Whitehaven Rd, Grand Island. A memorial to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, December 17th at 11 AM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island.
Published on December 3, 2016
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