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Obituary: Wanda M. Cutini

Mon, Jul 20th 2020 02:45 pm

Wanda M. (Juzwicki) Cutini, 96, of Lewiston, died July 19, 2020, at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 14, 1924, in Niagara Falls, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Jozefa (Gorczynski) Juzwicki. Wanda graduated from Niagara Falls High School and the International Academy of Beauty Culture. On Feb. 15, 1947, Wanda married Michael Louis Cutini at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Niagara Falls.

Wanda and Michael made their home in Lewiston, where they raised their beloved three sons: Michael M. (Kristina) Cutini of Grand Island; James G. (Melanie) Cutini of Bradenton, Florida; and Jan Brian (Wanda) Cutini of Roswell, Georgia. Grandchildren include Kristin Cutini of Cheektowaga, Michael G. Cutini of Pleasantville, Ashley Cutini of Atlanta, Alyssa Cutini-McLain of Canton (Georgia) and Libby Cutini-Dobson of Atlanta. Great-grandchildren include Jacob Wawreniec and Ryan Wawreniec of Cheektowaga, Michael Cutini and Sebastian Cutini of Pleasantville, Katelyn Dobson of Atlanta, Madeline Dobson of Macon (Georgia), and Hannah McLain, Hayley McLain and Nick McLain of Canton. Wanda is also survived by many nieces and nephews of the Cutini, Ferguson, Juzwicki and Toponak families.

A lifelong advocate of community service, Wanda volunteered for the Board of Elections Voting Committee, U.S. Census, Upper Mountain Fire Co.’s exempts and Sacred Heart R.C. Church and St. Peter R.C. Church Mother’s Club. She was also a lifetime member of the Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post 9249 Auxiliary and the Lewiston Senior Club.

Wanda was predeceased by her husband, Michael L. Cutini, in 1983, and her brothers and sisters: Genevieve Ferguson, John Juzwicki, Stephen Juzwicki, Benjamin Juzwicki and Judith Toponak.

Wanda’s family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Brookdale Niagara, Our Lady of Peace Nursing Home and her niece, Tanis Toponak, for their loving care of Wanda, as well as Dr. Todd M. Orszulak and Dr. Sachin Wadawan.

Wanda donated her body to the University of Buffalo Medical School.

A celebration of life memorial service will be announced at a future date.

Memorial contributions can be made to Upper Mountain Fire Co., 839 Moyer Road, Lewiston, NY 14092.

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