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Theresa A Recckio -- July 3, 2019

RECCKIO - Theresa A. (nee Buttino) of Cornelius, NC, formerly of South Buffalo, entered into rest peacefully at home with her daughters on July 3, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Vito S. Recckio; devoted mother of Mary Jo (Michael) Gunning, Donna Louise Recckio and the late Vicci Sharon Recckio; beloved grandmother of Joseph (Caroline) Gunning, Elliott Gunning, Simon Gunning and Pilar Theresa Recckio; loving daughter of the late Antonio and Josephine Buttino; dear sister of Tony (Sue) Buttino and the late Pat Pasquale (Dorothy) Buttino, Louise (late Dominic) Zigrossi and Frank (late Nancy) Buttino; adored dogs Bandit, Henry and Rita.

At the age of 19, Theresa was a car hop at Chuck Wagon Restaurant on Abbott Rd., where she wore red cowboy boots. She was also the first female stock clerk hired by Allegheny Airlines. Because of her passion for flying and adventure, she flew with her grandchildren everywhere and was very well known for spontaneous suprise visits to her family and friends. She was an avid Harlem Globetrotters fan. Theresa loved music and would dance in her kitchen to Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday loud enough for her neighbors to hear. Her faith in God was steadfast, often saying "it is what it is." "Ciao."

Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel), 3060 Abbott Rd., near Lake Ave., on Monday from 4-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock.

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