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June 11, 1937 – Jan. 4, 2014

Mary Ann Kaminski, of Buffalo, a retired high school teacher, died Saturday in Harris Hill Nursing Home, Clarence. She was 76.

Born in Buffalo, she was a graduate of Villa Maria High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from D’Youville College and earned her master’s degree in education from Canisius College in 1962.

Miss Kaminski taught English and social studies in the Lancaster, Cheektowaga, Amherst and Williamsville school districts. She also was a resource room teacher.

She was a member of the D’Youville and Canisius College alumni associations, the BOCES Co-op Teachers Association, the Association of New York State Educators for the Emotionally Disturbed and the Association for Children With Learning Disabilities.

She also was a board member and officer of the Polish Arts Club of Buffalo.

She received the LaSalle Medal, the highest honor given by the Canisius College Alumni Association, in 1992.

As a young woman, she was a professional model at Flint & Kent department store.

Survivors include a brother, Leon.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 200 St. Gregory Court at Maple Road, Amherst.