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YOUNGSTOWN There will be a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Charles Church, 7345 Westview Dr. in Boardman, with Father Philip Rogers officiating for Ida Marie DeNiro, 66, who passed away early Thursday morning, Nov. 15, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
Ida will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends.
She was born Feb. 24, 1946, the daughter of James and Gilda (DiLoreto) Cera.
Ida, also known with much affection as Snookie had the greatest smile and such an infectious personality. She was the sweetest, most patient, loving person and was so brave during her health battle.
Ida served as an honorary mom to many Mooney and Youngstown State University football players and students. She was past President of the Barrea Club, honoring her ancestral homeland of Italy.
She leaves behind to hold on to her precious memories, her husband Mike of Youngstown; four children, Kimo (Christl) DeNiro of Boardman, Terri (Scott) Maisel of Huntington Woods, Mich., Karen (Tim) Devine of Strongsville, and Andrew (Kelly) DeNiro of Boardman; two sisters, Bonnie Cera of Austintown and Teresa (Lee) Fiedler of Cumberland; and scores of nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts and close friends. Ida also leaves her six beloved grandchildren who called her Nonnie and whom she doted on, Rocco DeNiro, Carlo DeNiro, Andrew Devine, Liliana Maisel, Adam Devine and Lauren Maisel.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may call on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman and again on Monday morning, Nov. 19, 2012, from 11 to 11:25 a.m. at St. Charles Church, Boardman. .
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the DeNiro family.
Idas family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude and thanks to all the doctors and nurses who cared for and was so compassionate to Ida during her time of illness and especially to Dr. Shannon McNally-Velasquez.
In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made in Idas name to Wounded Warrior Project.org, 2030 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL, 60606 or to the American Cancer Society, 1759 R Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20090.