June 2, 1919 – June 15, 2014

Carmen M. Pariso, of Cheektowaga, a World War II veteran who owned a trucking business, died Sunday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, following a brief illness. He was 95.

He graduated from Cleveland Hill High School and was a sergeant in the infantry for the U.S. Army. He landed in Normandy with the D-Day invasion and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded two Bronze Stars.

Born in Buffalo, he was the owner and chief executive officer of Carmen M. Pariso Inc. He and his late wife, Beverly, founded the firm in 1970.

Survivors include a daughter, Filomena; son, Tony; a sister, Rose Panepento; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Whitehaven Baptist Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.