Barbara Ann (Taggart) Geracitano, lifetime resident of Niagara Falls, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. She was 85. She was born in Niagara Falls on June 24, 1930, a daughter of the late Victor Alexander and Alice Ruth (Craig) Taggart Barbara Ann Attended local schools and graduated from Trott Vocational School and the Roberts School of Cosmetology in Buffalo receiving her state cosmetology license. She owned and operated Barbara Ann’s Beauty Salon on 3rd Street in Niagara Falls for over 50 years. She was also very active in politics and in 1988 she was elected the first Councilwoman in the history of the City of Niagara Falls. Barbara Ann served 3 terms (12 years) retiring from the Council in 2001. She was a community activist and served with over 24 different groups, receiving numerous accolades and awards for her untiring efforts and devotion to her city and county.
Barbara Ann is survived her son Philip W. (Susan) Geracitano, four grandchildren: Patrick, Jr., Jennifer, Dominic and Amanda. She is also survived by 7 great-grandchildren: Alex, Ryan, Dominick, Nevaeh, Peyton, Preston and Marina, and several nieces, nephews and brothers and sisters-in-law.
In addition to her parents Barbara Ann was predeceased by her loving husband Dominic (Dee) Geracitano (1997), her son Patrick (2013), three sisters: Margaret, Jean and Dorothy and three brothers: Jack, Bob (Turk) and Leonard (Art). She was also predeceased by her brother-in-law Larry Geracitano and her cousins Patricia Woodean and Jane Hartley.
A memorial service was held at the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., on Saturday, July 25, 2015 with Father Jacek Mazur of St. Mary of the Cataract Church officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls.
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