STRUTHERS- Services will be on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Church, both in Struthers for Josephine M. (Clacko) DeChellis, 89, who passed away at Beeghly Oaks on Monday afternoon.
Josephine was born on March 20, 1921, in Hubbard, a daughter of Henry and Mary Lacivita Clacko.
She came to Struthers in 1941 and worked in the catering business for Garono Catering and then Mr. Anthonys.
She was a member of St. Nicholas Church in Struthers and the churchs Altar and Rosary Society and helped in the kitchen during bingo. She was a former member of St. Anthonys Auxiliary in Struthers and a former member and past president of the Italian-American War Veterans Auxiliary.
Josephine married James V. DeChellis on Sept. 15, 1941, and he passed away on Nov. 15, 2005.
She leaves two sons, James J. (Patty) DeChellis Sr. of Struthers and Carl L. (Kathy) DeChellis of Poland; one daughter, Antoinette M. (Richard) Shubert of Boardman; one brother, Anthony Clacko of Hubbard; three sisters, Susan Federico of Hubbard, Mary Bizzarri of Youngstown and Phyllis Gedeon of Cleveland; six grandchildren, Jo Lynn (Doug) Franz, Leslie (fiance Ken) Fredrick, J.J. (Jackie) DeChellis, Nichole Marie DeChellis, Jeffrey (Colleen) DeChellis and Vincent DeChellis; and seven great-grandchildren, Marlo, Dante and James DeChellis, Jacob Jones, Caleb, Elijah and Blake Franz.
Josephine was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers, Felix, John, Henry Clacko and infant Henry Clacko; and three sisters, Jennie Scoutelos, Eleanor Garono and Elizabeth Chicase.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers.
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niece & nephew
“Dear Antoinette, Jimmy & Carl, Keith and I are very sadden at the loss of your mother. We know how devistating this time is for you. It is two losses, the first loss is to the disease, the second to the body. We hope the following days of saddness will be replaced with happy memories for all of you. The three of you were very good to your parents and stepped up to the plate. Not so many people are that lucky. Your mom is where she deserves to be and that is with our Lord and Savior and her husband, your father. May God grant them both peace. Love to all of you, Keith & Robin Giancola”