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Dolores Sapienza

September 28, 1931May 16, 2020

SAPIENZA - Dolores (nee Attea) May 16, 2020, age 88. Daughter of the late Elias H. and Rose (Attey) Attea; beloved wife of the late Frank J. Sapienza; loving mother of Anne Marie (Gary) Paranzino, Frank J. Jr., Joseph, Rose M. (Mark) Martukovich and Suzanne M. (William) Cardone; devoted grandmother to Anthony, Arianna, Frank J., III, Kimberly and Gracie; treasured sister to Rosemary (late Richard) Saffire, the late Dorothy (late James) Wood, Theresa (late Frank) Utz, Agnes (late Donald) Banks, Theodore (Debbie) Attea, the late Philip Attea, Frank (Kay) Attea, Rita (Patrick) MacDiarmid, Cecelia (late William) Rossey and Elias H. (Karen) Attea, Jr.; also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and longtime friends. Dolores was the family matriarch of over 200, and was involved with organizations in the Amherst community for over 50 years. She was a founding member of the Amherst Youth Board and the Amherst Museum. She was involved in Rosary Hill/Daemen Alumni affairs where she was in the second graduating class, and is recognized as a Charter Member of the M. Angela Canavan Legacy Society. Dolores donated her body to the UB Jacobs School of Medicine for research. A Celebration of Dolores’s Life will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations in honor of Dolores may be made to the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village or St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy.


  • A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


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Barbara Britting

May 23, 2020

My condolences to the Sapienza/Attea family upon the loss of Dolores. Blessings as you recall her presence welcoming her own children, nieces and nephews into this world and as she welcomed the next generation into the family. Peace and Blessings.

Greg Houston

May 23, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the Sapienza/Attea family
The Houston's

Barbara Burwick

May 22, 2020

Delores was a high spirited, fun and loving force of nature. I loved her sincerity, her caring nature and that she didn’t let anyone pull the wool over her eyes! She was smart, strong and inspiring and will be missed by everyone that knew and loved her. My deepest sympathy to the Sapienza/Attea family

Bill and Nancy Gacioch

May 22, 2020

My husband and I just loved Delores,we worked with her at Daemen,on many organizations. Her enthusiasm and her energy was contagious.Heaven now has a wonderful lady.Her gorgeous hats were her trademark.We extend our sympathy to her family and all her many friends. Bill and Nancy Gacioch

Lou Angelo

May 22, 2020

Our prayers and condolences go out to Dolores and Family.
Lou Angelo and Family


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