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MaryLouise Flanders passed away on December 15, 2017 in Erie County Medical Center. Born on December 11, 1939 in Lewiston, NY, she was the daughter of Robert H. and Frances G. (Weigand) Vitthuhn.
She graduated from St. Joseph Academy and went on to Nazareth College, majoring in social work and worked for Niagara County Department of Social Services for 30 years retiring in 1995. MaryLouise was a member of All Saints Parish and a past member of St. Mary's RC Church in Lockport, where she served on many committees and heading up several. MaryLouise enjoyed crafting, gardening, playing games with her family and winning, and dining out. She was predeceased by her husband Douglas E. Flanders whom she married October 21, 1960 in St. Mary's RC Church, he passed away in 1995.
MaryLouise is survived by her children, Deborah Oates, Stephen Flanders, Jeffrey (Donna) Flanders, Todd (Mary) Flanders, and Daniel Flanders; grandmother of Brian, Felicia, Riley, Brandon, Neil, and Derek; step-grandmother of Scott, Amanda, and James; sister of Gerald (Sue) Vitthuhn, Nicola (Dave) Villarreal, Donna Powers, and late Robert (Linda) Vitthuhn; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call Monday, December 18th from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 19th at 12 Noon in All Saints Parish, 76 Church St., Lockport. Interment will be in Cold Springs Cemetery. Donations to Roswell Park Cancer Institute would be appreciated. Visit pruddenandkandt.com.
Published on December 15, 2017
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