Samuel (Sam) A. Macri, Esq., 85, of Lewiston, NY, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence in Lewiston, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Frank and Nicolina (Giacobello) Macri.
During World War II, he served in the United States Army from December 19, 1945 until his honorable discharge on November 20, 1946. Sam graduated from Niagara University in Lewiston, NY, and received his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Buffalo School of Law. Sam worked as a lawyer in his own practice, until his retirement at the age of 80. It was during that time he also worked as assistant Niagara County attorney and as a public defender for over 27 years. On September 17, 1955, he married Jane M. (Piech) Macri in the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria in St. Catharines, Ontario, and enjoyed 57 years of a beautiful marriage. Sam was also a very hard worker and enjoyed the time spent with family, especially his grandchildren. He was loved by many, who will miss his kindness and "down to earth" personality. Sam was a member of the New York State Bar Association and John Duke Seniors Travel Club in Niagara Falls, NY.
In addition to his wife, Sam is survived by two children, Frank (Laurie) Macri of Carlsbad, CA and Carol (Alan) Drazen of Voorhees, NJ; three grandchildren, Brittany and Samuel Crutchfield, and Daniel Drazen; his sister, Anne (late Hugh) Strachan of Niagara Falls, NY; his brother, Dominic (Lorrettiea) Macri of The Villages, FL; many nieces, nephews, cousins and his faithful friend, Mya. Samuel was predeceased by two sisters, Mary (late Joseph) Montalbo, Carmella (Armand of North Tonawanda, NY) Giambattista; and a brother, Joseph (late Carmine) Macri.
Visitation will be Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Saturday, February 2nd, at 11:00 AM at St. Raphael Church, 3840 Macklem Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY, with military honors to be presented at the conclusion of Mass. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Private entombment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Dr., Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221.
Please visit www.mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online guest register.