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Villano Remembered

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Friends and family of Boise caterer and business owner Lisa Villano gathered on July 6 to remember the downtown businesswoman who died from complications from diabetes on June 26.

Villano, owner of Villano's Speciality Market and Deli, was active in the downtown scene and her culinary creations were often found at events ranging from the Gene Harris Jazz Festival Block Party, to the Culinary Walk-About and the Chef's Affair.

"Lisa's death leaves a big hole," said Karen Ellis, who runs the Capital City Market, remembering a friend who loved shopping and public service.

The family asks that people make a donation to the American Diabetes Association in Villano's name in lieu flowers.