Carmel Nellie Leone


Residence: Humility House in Austintown

Date of birth: July 20, 1914, in Dunkirk, N.Y.


Parents: Rocco and Angeline Acquavia

Siblings: Mary, Frank and Monsignor Frank are all deceased. Rose Skelly of Youngstown, Nancy St. George and Jean Adamczak of Dunkirk and Helen Pantano of Buffalo, N.Y.

Other family: She has many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Spouse: Married Justin Leone, known as “Jazz,” in 1937 in Dunkirk. He died in 1991.

Children: Joyce Aey and Michael (Martha) Leone of Austintown and Janice (Norman) Macias of Struthers

Grandchildren: Seven

Great-grandchildren: Seven


Education: She didn’t get to graduate from high school because she had to help take care of her siblings. For her birthday she will receive her diploma from the school board in Dunkirk.

Employment: Astatic Microphones, Strouss shoe department, Masters Shoes, and Van Ralt, a silk mill in Dunkirk.

Church memberships: St. Christine Church


Personality: Her daughter Joyce said she’s fun to be around and easy to get along with. She enjoys company and participates in all the activities at Humility House, where she is loved by all.


Dates and locations: A party is taking place today at Western Reserve United Methodist Church in the form of a picnic. Her three sisters from New York are planning to attend.

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