Ernest P. Oliverio, Jr., 66, of Grand Island, NY, died on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at his residence. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Ernest P. and Antonette (Quarantillo) Oliverio, Sr. Ernest was a lifelong resident of the Western New York area. He attended local schools including the University of Buffalo, where he earned BA in Science and MBA in Business. In 1981, he married Nicolina "Nicki" (Montalbo) Oliverio in Niagara Falls, NY. Ernest was a plant manager at the former Great Lakes Carbon in Niagara Falls for 38 years and then worked at Cesiwid Corp., also in Niagara Falls, for six years, until retiring at the age of 65. Following his retirement, he continued working part time for the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission. Ernest was an avid golfer and he also enjoyed attending his children's sporting events to watch them play.In addition to his wife, Mr. Oliverio is survived by two children, Rosanne Oliverio of Boynton Beach, FL and Joseph Oliverio of Grand Island, NY; two brothers, Billy P. Oliverio and Daniel C. (Lennae) Oliverio, both of Buffalo, NY; his brother-in-law, Victor (Susan) Montalbo of Wheatfield, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins.Friends may call on Friday from 27 PM at the M.J.COLUCCI and SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY. A Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Saturday, April 11th at Old St. Stephen's Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island, NY, with Rev. Paul Nogaro, O.M.N. officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Interment will be held in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Grand Island, NY. Memorial donations may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute Alliance Foundation, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240. Visit for online guest register.