Tonawanda News


November 10, 2012

Gracine P. Lewis "Miss G."

BUFFALO — Gracine P. Lewis entered into rest after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family on    Thursday, November 8, 2012 in Erie County Medical Center. She was 69.

Born on September 15, 1943 in Niagara Falls, NY, Gracine was the daughter of the late Peter C. and Myra A. (nee Critelli) Capizzi.

She attended and graduated from North Tonawanda High School in 1961. Following high school, Gracine worked several jobs then entered into her mother's business, Mar Jon School of Beauty as the Director and Vice President. Following her mother's passing in 2007, Gracine moved into the role as Owner/President of  Mar Jon School of Beauty, Ltd., continuing on her mother's legacy of educating cosmetology professionals. If you knew her, you were family. Adopted in at once, hated by none and loved by all.

Gracine was predeceased by her husbands, Jerrold L. Lewis and Dr. Robert D. Phelps. Gracine is survived by her loving children, Michelle A. "Shelli" Guedesse Taylor, Kenneth J. (Gustavo Zegerra) Kirisits, Peter J. (Buffy) Kirisits and Timothy J. Dzielski; cherished grandmother of Tanya, Christen, Billy, Brooke, Ryan and Jayden; dear friend of Sandy Kinney and Frank Zuppa; also survived by many dear friends, professional associates and "The Girls".

The family will be present on Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Drive (corner of Parker Blvd.), where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM. Rev. Patrick A. Fleming officiating. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the family. Interment will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton, NY.                                                                  Please share your condolences at

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