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April 4, 2014

Judge rejects suit against Amigone


Tonawanda News — “The crematory created problems for me,” Mary Calleri, 97, said in her affidavit, “It made me more isolated because the odors forced me indoors. This happened too many times.”

In response, defense attorney Robert Knoer argued that his client is not attempting to reopen the crematory in its current location.

“Amigone is not asking to reopen. We are trying to move, and we would only reopen if the Department of Environmental Conservation and the attorney general’s office were satisfied,” he said in court. 

Last year, the New York State Cemetery Board denied the company’s request to move the crematory, a ruling the State Supreme Court upheld. Amigone has appealed that decision.

Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000 ext. 4150, or follow her on Twitter @JessicaLBagley.

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