YOUNGSTOWN On Sept. 4, 2013, Severina Rina D. Dionisio, formerly of Farrell, Pa., passed away after an extended illness at the age of 66.
Rina was preceded in death by her mother, Lenina (Giuliani) Dionisio; father, Virginio Dionisio; her uncle, Patrick Gallagher; and sister-in-law, Diane Dionisio, whose kidneys donation extended Rinas life.
Left to mourn Rinas passing is her sister, Connie Dionisio of Farrell; brother, Dominic Dionisio of Erie, Pa.; nephew, Jeffrey Dionisio of Las Vegas; an aunt, Maria Gallagher of Peekskill, N.Y.; cousins, Lia and Patrick Gallagher; and her caregiver and friend, Linda Alexander of Austintown.
Rina was a graduate of Farrell High School and went on to graduate as a registered nurse from St. Elizabeths School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse at St. Elizabeth Health Center for 40 years. Prior to her illness, Rina was active in the Newman Society. She cherished meetings of the club, a small group of fellow nurses that met monthly for decades. Rina also loved crafting, and she will be remembered for her great cooking.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Austintown at 12:30 p.m.
Contributions may be made in Rinas honor to the Eastern Regional Kidney Foundation, 4822 Market St., Suite 240, Youngstown, OH 44512.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to send condolences.