Russell Candlena Obituary

Russell P. Candlena
Russell P. Candlena

July 23, 1928 - February 4, 2018
Born in Buffalo, New York
Resided in Tonawanda, New York
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February 4, 2018, age 89. Beloved husband of the late Elaine B. (nee Mattucci); dear father Paula E. (Charles P.) Rizzo and Maria (Gregory) Mruczek; loving grandfather of Peter (Allison Lack) Rizzo, Elena (Christopher) Smith, Leah, Gregory and Andrew Mruczek; great-grandfather of Robin Elaine Lack Rizzo; brother of Eileen (late Edward) Zwetsch, the late Connie (August) Kupco, Matthew (Josephine) Candlena, Mildred (William) Downey and Rose (Michael) Guarneri; also survived by nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends on Thursday from 4-8 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (at Parker Blvd.) where prayers will be offered on Friday at 10:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated from St. Amelia Church at 11:30 AM. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke's Mission of Mercy or St. Amelia Outreach. Share condolences at





Tonawanda Chapel
2600 Sheridan Drive
Tonawanda, NY US 14150
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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St. Amelia Church
2999 Eggert Road
Tonawanda, NY US 14150
Friday, February 9, 2018
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Mt. Calvary Cemetery
800 Pine Ridge Heritage
Buffalo, NY US 14225
Friday, February 9, 2018


St. Luke's Mission of Mercy
325 Walden Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14211
Together let us work toward a fullness of life, for all people, of all ages, of all cultures, of all social status, and of all faiths. Let our tools be unconditional acceptance, peaceful understanding and loving forgiveness in order to restore human dignity to the lonely, the broken-hearted, and the mentally and physically oppressed.
St. Amelia Church
210 St. Amelia Dr.
Tonawanda, NY 14150