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2017-05-17 / Obituaries

Death Notice

POORTEN, Jeanne Marie, of Amherst, died Thursday, May 11, 2017. Ms. Poorten was preceded in death by her fiance, Hank Kolk; her parents, Frank and Olive (nee Sergeant); and one sibling, Marguerite Fisher. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on May 16 in SS. Peter & Paul Church, Williamsville. Arrangements were made by the Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home Inc. Memorials may be made to the Frank J. & Olive Sergeant Poorten Memorial Scholarship, c/o Canisius College, 2001 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14208.

FLAHERTY, Helen B. (nee Raymond), of Williamsville, died Saturday, May 13, 2017. Mrs. Flaherty is survived by two children, Kevin, and Maryanne Francavilla, and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, and one child, Paul. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on May 16 at St. Margaret’s Church. Arrangements were made by the Greco Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville.

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