Leo S. Notaro

April 5, 1932 ~ October 10, 2020 (age 88)

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Leo S. Notaro, 88, of Sanborn, NY, passed into eternal life on October 10, 2020 at Niagara Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family.  Born on April 5, 1932 in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Philip and Mary (Alessi) Notaro. On August 25, 1951 Leo married the love of his life, Jeannette Guadagnino.


Mr. Notaro was raised and attended schools in the West Side of Buffalo, a proud and true West Sider, and came to Sanborn in the early 1960’s. Leo was self employed as a Sewer and Drain Contractor at GNG Contractors until he retired. He was a faithful Communicant and active member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church.  Mr. Notaro enjoyed gardening, taking care of his yard and had a love for bird watching.  Above all, Leo loved spending time with his family.


In addition to his beloved wife of over 69 years, Leo was the cherished father of Jeanne (Rick) Johnson, Rosemary (Donald) Bowman, Leo M. (Dana) Notaro, Sandra (Robert) Kostiw and Dr. Thomas (Jodi) Notaro; loving grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brother of Sebastian 'Sibby' (Rosie) Notaro, Philip (late Arlene) Notaro, Annie (late Mike) Insinna, James (late Shirley) Notaro, Anthony (Barb) Notaro and Elaine Thrasher; special brother-in-law to Frances and Eddie Finnerty and also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Joseph (living, Myrt) Notaro.


Per the request of Leo’s family, Leo’s visitation, Mass of Christian Burial and interment in North Ridge Cemetery will be held privately with his family.  Flowers are gratefully declined.  Arrangements are under the direction of Michael R. Goodlander.  Share condolences and view his tribute video at

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