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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at 10 a.m. at St. Edward Church in Youngstown with Monsignor Robert J. Siffrin and Father Tim ONeill officiating for Dora M. Marsco, 80, who passed away on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.
Dora was born Dec. 27, 1930, in LAquela Italy, the daughter of Pietro and Louise Panone DiFranco. She came to America at the age of six and made her home with her father, brother Oresti DiFranco and Rosetta and Silvia Imperiale in Pittsburgh.
She was a graduate of Schenley High School and attended Pittsburgh Business College, where she completed secretarial studies.
On Jan. 20, 1955, she married Michael A. Marsco and moved to Youngstown.
Dora retired from Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital in 1992, where she worked several years in the data processing department.
She is survived by two sons, Michael A. Jr. and Richard (Danielle), both of Liberty. She will be sadly missed by her six loving grandchildren, Michael A. III (Amy), Amanda, Shana, Anthony, Gina and Joseph; two great-grandchildren, Aubrey Lu and Michael A. IV; her brother, Oresti of Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Michael, who passed away Jan. 1, 1998.
Dora was an excellent cook. She loved being in her kitchen serving up homemade Italian specialties for her family, especially Sunday dinners, where Italian music would be playing and the home would be filled with laughter. She especially loved teaching her granddaughters how to prepare Italian dishes.
Family and friends may call Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Schiavone Funeral Home.
Entombment will take place at Calvary Cemetery.
The family would like to give special thanks to Elaine Marks, her caregiver and the Nursing Staff on 2 N.E. Floor at Forum Health Northside Medical Center.