FORESTVILLE - Tonia B. Lucas, 70, of Bradigan Road, Forestville, died unexpectedly, Thursday, November 22, at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving. She was born in Paterson, NJ on June 22, 1942, the daughter of the late Walter A. and Mary Ann (Tasso) Bamonto, Sr.
Mrs. Lucas was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1960. She at one time worked for the OBSERVER, the former Harvest The Best and the former Tops, Dunkirk. Mrs. Lucas received her real estate license and began selling real estate for the former D&F Realty, where she was top sales agent on several occasions. Mrs. Lucas and her hus-band, Kenneth, where proprietors of numerous rental properties in Fredonia and Dunkirk and she retired to Forestville in 2005. She loved gardening, flowers, cooking and her dogs.
Survivors include her husband Kenneth F. Lucas, of Forestville, whom she had been together with for 30 years and married in December 2002, two step daughters, Amey (Buck) Yanik, of Franklin, PA, Robin (Nathan) Fuentes, of Brocton, a sister, Mary Ellen (Doug) Newman, of Dunkirk, a brother Walter A. (Susan) Bamonto, Jr., of Rochester, 8 grandchildren Cortny, Justin, Brooke, Brittany, Elisa, Jasmine, Christian and Lilly, 2 great granddaughters Haley and Hannah and nieces and nephews Natalie, Brent, Suzanne, Yvonne, Angela, Kyle and Alise. Also surviving are several great nieces and nephews and her best friends Barney, Sadie, Ka-tie and Molly. Besides her parents she was prede-ceased by her first husband Francis (Chico) Ardillo.
Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville Saturday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., from where Funeral Services will be held Monday morning at 11 o'clock, with Pastor Molly Golando, of the Sheridan United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, 7540 North Gale Street, Westfield, NY 14787 or American Diabetes Association, Memorial/Honor Program, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.