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Isabella (Geschwender) Ferrerio Sessman, longtime area resident, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 29, 2017 at her home. She was 101. She was born in Niagara Falls on March 16, 1916, a daughter of the late Frank and Martha (Clarkson) Geschwender.
She attended local schools and then worked as a bookkeeper at Olskers Concrete, Hooker Chemical and then several companies in Florida where she lived for 43 years with her second husband, Tom Sessman. She loved to cook, sew and she enjoyed playing Euchre with her family.
Mrs. Sessman is survived by four children, Betty (late Samuel) Hoff, Joseph Ferrerio, Susan (Joe) Hrapkowski and Thomas Sessman, Jr.; her daughter-in-law, Darlene (late Dennis) Ferrerio; two siblings, Ernest (late Nellie) Geschwender and Audrey (late Charles) McCombs; ten grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Joseph Ferrerio, in 1947; her second husband, Tom Sessman in 2004; her son, Dennis (Darlene) Ferrerio; and four siblings, Vernon (late Myrtle), William (late Ida), Frank (late Ruth) and James (late Nettie) Geschwender.
Friends may call at the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls on Friday from 6-8 PM and Saturday from 10-11 AM where funeral services will be held at 11 AM. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Niagara Falls.
Published on May 31, 2017
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