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YOUNGSTOWN - There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, 343 Via Mt. Carmel in Youngstown, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio Jr. as celebrant, preceded by a 9:15 a.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman, for Marlene Beene, 75, who passed away Wednesday morning at the Cleveland Clinic.

Marlene will always be remembered by her family and friends for her zest for life, her smile and happy personality.

She was born Aug. 30, 1941, in Youngstown, the daughter of Vincent and Mary Bahny Serra and was a lifelong area resident.

Marlene was a 1959 graduate of East High School and afterwards worked as a receptionist at a doctor’s office, then spent most of her life as a homemaker taking care of her family. She was a long-time parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish, was a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Italian War Veteran’s Post No. 3, bench mother and coach for the Austintown Girls Softball League for 10 years, and was on the committee and bartended for Youngstown Italian Fest.

She and her husband, John, bowled in many leagues including, Belwick, Boardman and Marhill Lanes. She loved to cook, garden, she enjoyed making wine with her husband, and that their wine won awards at the Warren Italian festival, enjoyed her women’s card clubs and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan.

She leaves behind to hold onto her precious memories, her husband of 55 years, John Beene, whom she married on July 15, 1961. She will also be greatly missed by her two daughters, Michele (Tim) Lowry of Canfield and Christine (Scott) Smith of Hanoverton; two brothers, Vincent (Dolores) Serra of Swanton and Nicholas (Michelle) Serra of Wadsworth; her six grandchildren, Austin, Chase and Broc Lowry of Canfield, and Alexandra, Drew and Cassidy Smith of Hanoverton.

Marlene was preceded in death by her parents.

Family and friends may pay their respects from 4 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.

Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Beene family.

« Sign the guestbook for MARLENE BEENE.


HERMITAGE, PA. - Ann Barbara Carin, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at Nugent Convalescent Home. She was 93.

She was born in Farrell, Pa. on Aug. 23, 1923, the daughter of Paul and Kate Domovitz Carin. She lived most of her life with her sister, Catherine “Kay” DeBonis and family.

A lifelong area resident, she attended Farrell Schools. She worked in downtown Sharon for the former American Laundry and later for its successor Textile Processors. She was a lifelong member of St. Anthony’s Church in Sharon.

In her spare time she loved to play bingo, listen to polka music, and dancing with friends at the Avon Oaks Ballroom in Struthers. Her greatest joy was being with family, especially her nieces.

She leaves a sister, Catherine “Kay” DeBonis of Hermitage; her six nieces, Dr. Donna M. DeBonis, Linda DeBonis Crandall, Laura Graves, Dr. Lana Bastin, Sherry Bacon and Barbara Lawrence; and four nephews, Christopher “Kit” and Gary Carin, and Jack and Michael Lewis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Steve, John, George, and Matthew Carin; and two sisters, Barbara Lewis and an infant, Mary Carin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony’s Church Building and Grounds Fund, 804 Idaho St., Sharon, PA., 16146; or Emedio J. DeBonis Community Education Fund, C/O Foundation of Northwest PA - Eastern Ohio, 7 W. State St., Sharon, PA 16146.

In keeping with Ann’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.

Please visit www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com to send condolences to her family.

A private memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by her family on Saturday Oct. 22, 2016, at St. Anthony’s Church in Sharon, with the Rev. Joseph Campbell, Pastor as the celebrant.

Inurnment will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Sharon.

Arrangements are by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. in Sharon.

« Sign the guestbook for ANN BARBARA CARIN.


BOARDMAN – There will be a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman for Ronald J. Ferranti, 60, who passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.

He was born June 14, 1956, in Youngstown, the son of Joseph and Carmel (DiMartino) Ferranti.

Ronald retired from Modern Builders Association.

He was a member of St. Luke Church.

He enjoyed golfing and playing darts, and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

He will always be remembered by his mother, Carmel; nephew Michael James Ferranti; two nieces, Corinne (Anthony) Scrocco and Rebecca Bleggi; beloved dog, Timmy; sister Janice Foster of Boardman; and two brothers, Bob (Barb) Ferranti of Boardman, and James (Debbie) Ferranti of Boardman.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Joseph (Mildred) Ferranti; and maternal grandparents, Venturo (Lena) DiMartino.

Friends may call from noon until the time of the service on Monday, Oct. 24, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to Angels for Animals, 4750 W. South Range Road, Canfield, OH 44406.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Ronald’s family.

« Sign the guestbook for RONALD J. FERRANTI.


HUBBARD – Loretta Lynn Stanford, 47, lost her courageous battle with cancer on Oct. 19, 2016, at Sharon Regional Hospital.

Loretta was born Jan. 17, 1969, in Youngstown, a daughter of Larry and Dolores Watson Schulte.

She was a homemaker and was also a cashier at various places over the years, but most recently for Dunkin Donuts in Hubbard.

Loretta enjoyed bingo, scratch off tickets, and spending time with family. She devoted her life to helping others.

She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Stanford of Hubbard, whom she married Oct. 18, 1996, and her mother, Dolores Schulte of Youngstown. She also leaves her children, Jayme (Jason) Deshetler of Hubbard, Brittany (Brandon Antoniazzi) Stanford, Stanley Schulte of Youngstown, William Adams of Diamond, Ronald Stanford II of Hubbard, and Tera Stanford of Hubbard; one brother, Larry D. Schulte Jr. of Youngstown; and nine grandchildren, Olivia, Abby, Donovan, Jaylynn, Brayden, Briella, Bryce, Phoniex, and Matthew.

She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Schulte; one sister, Teri Lynn Schulte; and one grandchild, Danny.

Services will be held at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring St. in Struthers on Monday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Donald Peace officiating. Interment will follow at the Hubbard Union Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. and Monday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the family in c/o of the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring St., Struthers, OH 44471.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

« Sign the guestbook for LORETTA LYNN STANFORD.


CANFIELD – LaMar Arthur Zwingler, 92, died Oct. 20, 2016, at the Danbury Senior Living facility in Columbus.

LaMar was born June 16, 1924, in North Lima, son of the late Phillip and Mabel (Pfau) Zwingler.

He was a 1942 graduate of Springfield Township High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army, in Hawaii, during World War II.

He worked for Tieche Brothers Bakery in Canfield for 17 years and for Packard Electric in Warren for another 20 years. He enjoyed walking, square dancing, cued round dancing, playing cards, organized croquet in Struthers, and volunteering for Operation Blessing.

He leaves his wife of 69 years, Mary (May); three children, Roger (Heather) Zwingler of North Carolina, Donna (Gene) Hughes of Powell, and Wade (Janice) Zwingler of Olmstead Township; seven granddaughters, Laurie (Jamie), Holly (Mike), Amy (Brady), Kristen, Katie (Brian), April (Jake) and Sarah (Sean); 10 great-grandchildren, Faith, Sam, Zoey, Nia, Ella, Kendall, Madelyn, Avery, Ally and Nora; a brother, Robert (Anna Mae) Zwingler of Poland; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, LaMar was preceded in death by a brother, James Zwingler; and a sister, Betty (Zwingler) Saviers.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. at the Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St. in Canfield.

LaMar chose to have his body donated to the Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown to help their efforts to advance medical education and research.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Canfield’s Operation Blessing, c/o The Canfield Presbyterian Church, 140 W. Main St. in Canfield.

« Sign the guestbook for LAMAR ARTHUR ZWINGLER.


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