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.
“My deepest condolences to all the family. I worked with Ida for many years at Parkside and not a day went by that she didn't make me laugh. That's how I will always remember her.”
“Mike &Family, My prayers are with you during this time of grief. Stay strong and keep the faith. Love to all, Liz Colla”
“I am very sad to hear of the passing of this wonderful woman. My deepest sympathy to the DeNiro family,especially my friend Mike and most especially,to Andy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
“Mike &amp; Family, My deepest Sympathy to you all, on the passing of a Dear and Wonderful Woman. Ida and I were in the Choir together back in Grade School at St. Dominic's. She was such a Good Friend of Mine, and we shared many fun times together, either while we were supposed to be singing (lol) and during or after School. She was an Exceptional Person and I will never forget her Am My Friend!!! God Bless all of you during this time. Love, JoAnne”
“Mike &amp;amp; Family, My deepest Sympathy to you all, on the passing of a Dear and Wonderful Woman. Ida and I were in the Choir together back in Grade School at St. Dominic's. She was such a Good Friend of Mine, and we shared many fun times together, either while we were supposed to be singing (lol) and during or after School. She was an Exceptional Person and I will never forget her Am My Friend!!! God Bless all of you during this time. Love, JoAnne”
“Mike and family, Sharon and I want to extend to you our deepest sympathy. Snooky was such a wonderful person. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Joe Minotti ”
“I knew Snooky as a young neighbor and when I recall her I think of her sweet smile. What a wonderful legacy!”