Sam Terrana, 88, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 in Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. He was born in Punxsutawney, PA on April 28, 1928 to the late Frank and Rose (Morreale) Terrana.
After settling in Niagara Falls as a child, he attended local schools. On June 11, 1955, he married the former Clara L. Cutonilli in St. Teresa Church in Niagara Falls, NY. She passed away on December 19, 1995.
From 1946-1948 he served in the US Army. After returning from the service, Sam returned to work at Nabisco Co. where he started at the age of 16, he retired as a baker in 1993 after 48 years of service. Sam enjoyed gardening, horse racing and spending time with his family and friends. He always was there to help anyone in need.
He is survived by two sons, Michael J. (Karen) Terrana of Niagara Falls and David (Margaret) Terrana of North Tonawanda; four grandchildren, Michael Terrana of Grand Island, Timothy Terrana of North Tonawanda, Allison (Ted) Tuthill of Brooklyn, NY and Christina Terrana of Rochester, NY; one sister, Emma Filippini of Niagara Falls; a sister-in-law, Ruth Terrana; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife; his parents; and one brother, the late Charles Terrana.
There will be no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10 AM at St. Raphael Parish, College & Macklem Ave. Entombment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Family and friends invited.
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Published on April 4, 2017