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May 11, 1930 – May 18, 2013

Dr. Carlos E. Villarini, a pediatrician in the Southtowns for 37 years, died last Saturday at his home in Fox Run, Orchard Park, after a long illness. He was 83.

Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, he graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Medical School. He served in the Navy as a medical officer at St. Albans Naval Hospital.

Dr. Villarini began his internship in 1955 at Mercy Hospital and completed his pediatric training at Children’s Hospital. He established a pediatric practice with Dr. Joseph Ravin in Hamburg and became the coordinator of pediatric education at Mercy Hospital. He retired in 1997.

He served in the University at Buffalo Medical School’s teaching program at Children’s Hospital. He was school physician for Hamburg High School and Eden High School and served as a consultant for the Hamburg Central Schools Committee for Exceptional Children.

He was a member of the Baccelli Medical Club and the Knights of Columbus.

He enjoyed skiing and traveling around the world. He also hosted annual New Year’s Day pig roasts.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, the former Rosemary Chamberlain, a registered nurse in the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing; three sons, Carl, Robert and Dean; and three daughters, Lisa Palmer, Carmen Kluckhohn and Marisa Atendido.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 66 E. Main St., Hamburg.