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June 30, 1927 – Dec. 21, 2013

Mary L. Jacobbi, of Williamsville, who owned and operated the Charlesgate restaurant in Clarence with her husband, died Saturday in Cambridge, Mass. She was 86.

Born Mary L. Moses in Tuscarora Township, Ont., she was a graduate of Lafayette High School in Buffalo.

She and her husband, Vito M., opened the Charlesgate on Transit Road near Sheridan Drive in 1970 and operated it throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

Mrs. Jacobbi was the hostess and public face of the restaurant.

She was a member of Brookfield Country Club.

Her husband of 55 years died in 2003.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Hoyt, Marianne, and Lisa Fertita; a son, Michael; a sister, Patricia Trybus; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.