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June 18, 1935 – May 25, 2013

Carolina Petrus, a retired X-ray technician and teacher’s aide, died Saturday in Williamsville Suburban Nursing Home. She was 77.

Born in Kansas, she worked at the former Lafayette Hospital as an X-ray technician. She was a teacher’s aide in the Ken-Ton School District, working at Ben Franklin School.

She and her husband of 56 years, Bruce, moved from Lyons, Kan., to the Town of Tonawanda. She was active in St. Amelia Parish and was a volunteer for various causes. She also worked as an election inspector.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include three daughters, Christina LaJoie, Elizabeth Sperandio and Debra Beebe; two sons, Michael and James; and a sister, Anita Villalpando.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Lombardo Funeral Home, 885 Niagara Falls Blvd.