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JOSEPHINE A. TRAFICANT

YOUNGSTOWN – Private services were held for Josephine A. Traficant, 68, who passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Oct. 18, 1948, the daughter of Samuel and Claire (Agnesti) Colucci.

Josephine will always be remembered lovingly by her husband, Edward Traficant, whom she married June 22, 1968; two children; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter.

Arrangements were entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and to send condolences to Josephine’s family.

VIRGINIA 'GINNY' L. FABINY DELUCA

YOUNGSTOWN - There will be a funeral service at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Sorrows St. Matthias Church, 915 Cornell St. in Youngstown, with the Rev. John Jerek celebrating the Mass, for beloved Virginia “Ginny” L. Fabiny DeLuca who passed away Thursday, June 15, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Virginia was born on Oct. 19, 1961, in Youngstown, the daughter of Frank J. and Agatha (Hamrock) Fabiny.

Virginia was a graduate of St. Matthias School, Cardinal Mooney Class of 1979, Youngstown State University with an Associate Degree in Dietetics, and YSU School of Nursing with a BSN. She worked as a visiting nurse, a case manager at both Northside Hospital and most recently at Southwoods Surgical Hospital until her retirement due to health issues, shortly after purchasing her dream home in the North Carolina mountains.

She was a lifelong active member of Our Lady of Sorrows St. Matthias Church, where she taught religious education classes.

She was a member of Br. 731 First Catholic Slovak Union and the Slovak Cultural Association. Virginia was also a member and officer of Sr. Br. 161 and Jr. Br. 192 of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association.

Virginia leaves her husband, Fred DeLuca Jr., whom she married May 1, 1982; her parents; two sons, Daniel (Amie) DeLuca and Edward DeLuca; daughter Lauren DeLuca; three grandchildren, Adalynn and Francesca DeLuca, and Logan Gasparek. She eagerly anticipated the July birth of her first grandson.

She also leaves behind her siblings, Raymond, Marian (John) McCreery, Thomas (Lisbeth), and Barbara (Drew) Monitto; uncle Michael Hamrock; father-in-law Fred DeLuca Sr.; brothers-in-law Anthony (Donna) DeLuca and Bill DeLuca; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and beloved friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Michael and Julia Hamrock; nephew Jared Fabiny; uncles Michael and Joseph Fabiny; aunt Anna Yurcisin; and mother-in-law Betty DeLuca.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 19, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

The family would like to give special thanks to her medical teams both locally and at The Cleveland Clinic for care given throughout her illness. “We most especially thank all our extended family, her close personal friends, and her co-workers at Southwoods for their extraordinary expressions of love and concern.”

Ginny loved to travel; she loved everyone, and she was loved by so many. Her generous and vivacious spirit will be sorely missed.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Ginny’s family.

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Dear Fabiny / DeLuca families from Karen Yavorsky Herbert

I can never think of Ginny and not see that smile...and I've know her since first grade at St Matthias!!! I have no words to comfort you on this loss, and I know I speak for many who also wish that we could say something to help you heal...just know how very, VERY much she was loved and admired and trusted by anyone lucky enough to cross her path. Thank you all for sharing that wonderful person with the world...she TRUELY made it a better place to be! Love always, Karen

Message to Barb from Patti Lanthier

You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

May you rest in peace from Dave and Kathy Kennedy

We will always remember your beautiful smile.

So sorry.. from Theresa Perruzzi

I got to know Ginny at Mooney, & am glad to have known her. I remember her as nice, got along with everyone, & full of life, vibrant personality. Her family is in my prayers. I'm so sorry.

Rest in Peace, Peace be with you from Betsy Keffler

Beautiful picture and write up. I am sorry for your loss. She surely embraced life and Love and I am happy to have known her.

Rest with Our Lord from Jude Cernica

Eternal rest for you, dear friend. May you now find comfort and health in the Arms of Our Lord. Fly high, Ginny.

Our loving thoughts your way from Bob and Shirley Iacobucci

Our hearts are feeling so sad. We will miss you Ginny DeLuca. Our thoughts are with you all at this time.

AMICO DiIULLO

BOARDMAN – Amico DiIullo, 77, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on June 8, 2017.

Born Dec. 16, 1939, in San Pietro Avellana, Italy, to Oreste and Pasqualina (Colaizzi) DiIullo, he left Italy in 1967 to join the rest of his family in Youngstown. Amico lived in Boardman for many years with his brother, Martino, who was his caregiver and best friend.

He enjoyed gardening, vacationing, and Cleveland sports teams.

Most important was his love for his large family.

Amico was preceded in death by his parents, and sister-in-law Sophia DiIullo.

He is survived by his brothers, Mario (Pauline), Dr. Nino (Julie), Martino, and Vito; sister Rosemarie (Vittorio) Quaranta; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica in Youngstown.

Interment will take place at Tallmadge Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Amico’s name to The Rich Center for Autism at www.richcenter.ysu.edu.

Special thanks to Dr. Joseph Ambrose for his years of exceptional care.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit the book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Amico’s family.

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So Sorry For Your Loss from Gina McHenry

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Amico. I always remember him as a very sweet and kind man. May the Dear Lord bless the DiIullo family in this time of sorrow. Kevin, Gina, Kelly and Scott

ANTHONY V. PERRY

BOARDMAN – Anthony V. Perry, 96, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 2, 1921, in Hillsville, Pa., the son of Domenic and Nellie (Yeropoli) Perry.

Anthony was a graduate of Bessemer High School and the Duquesne School of Pharmacy. He worked for Gray’s Drugstore, and then owned and operated Perry’s Pharmacy in Campbell for 14 years. He retired as a pharmacist from Rite Aid. Anthony was also a licensed real estate agent and worked for Ronn Realty for 14 years. He was a member of St. Dominic’s Church. He served on the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy for eight years, was a member of the Boardman Lions and the Knights of Columbus for 71 years.

Anthony will always be remembered lovingly by his wife, the former Antoinette D. Sbrocco, whom he married June 26, 1948; two sons, John (Shirley) Perry and Dr. Anthony Jr. (Kathy Catazaro-Perry) Perry; nine grandchildren, John Perry Jr., Michael Perry, Anthony Perry, Nicole (Ken) Wohlheter, Dominick Catazaro, Brooke (Chase) Catazaro, Mariah Perry, Vanessa Perry, and Anthony Perry III; and four great-grandchildren, Xavier, Tyce, and twins Brooklyn and Kensington Wohlheter.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by son Domenic Perry; and brother Joseph Perry.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 12, at St. Dominic’s Church in Youngstown.

Family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals to view this tribute and send condolences to Anthony’s family.

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Our deepest sympathy from Donnie & Flo Marzano

Dear Antoinette & Family, sending our deepest sympathy to you & your family. We are so sorry we were not able to attend the funeral, but we are in Florida.

ROGER L. 'ROGO' LINEBAUGH

POLAND - There will be funeral services at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica in Youngstown, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio celebrating the Mass for Roger L. “Rogo” Linebaugh, 84, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 7.

He was born Sept. 16, 1932, in Youngstown, the son of Thomas and Virginia (Hanes) Linebaugh.

Roger was a South High graduate and courageously served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. He then went on to work for 35 years at General Electric as a maintenance mechanic, retiring in August of 1985.

Roger was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica where he was an usher, member of the Vestibule Club, and also worked the spaghetti dinners. He was a PCBA trustee for 16 years and a member of the Poland No. 4471 Knights of Columbus, where he served as a 4th degree Knight. He coached and managed girls softball for many years.

Roger will always be remembered lovingly by his daughter, Michelle (Damian) DeGenova of Poland; two grandchildren, McKenna and Dante; two brothers, Thomas Linebaugh of Youngstown and Robert (Jacquelyn) Burks of Austintown; sister Jean (David) Allen of Virginia; and sister-in-law, Mimi Burks of Washington.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Anthony Linebaugh; stepfather Keith Burks, who reared him; brother William Burks; and sister-in-law Betty Linebaugh.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Roger’s family.

PHILOMENA 'PHYLLIS' P. TUCCI MILANO

NORTH LIMA – There will be funeral services at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Austintown for Philomena “Phyllis” Milano, 93, who passed away peacefully Sunday morning, on June 4, with her family by her side.

Phyllis was born Oct. 20, 1923, in Youngstown, the daughter of John and Lucy (Pensato) Tucci.

She was the owner of Phyllis Beauty Salon and worked in the cafeteria for the Youngstown City Schools. Phyllis was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Austintown and the St. George Lodge No. 66. She loved to dance and was blessed at being a great cook and baker.

She will be remembered lovingly by her son, Bill (Patti) Milano; two daughters, Mary Ann (Lou) LaRocca and Denise Dalla; seven grandchildren, Kristi Milano, Billy Milano, Michael (Trisha) Milano, Joe LaRocca, Daniel L aRocca, Gino (Alyse) LaRocca, and Taylor Dalla; and six great-grandchildren, Megan, Gia, Vinny, Dominic, Kyra and Rocco, and one precious baby soon to be born.

Besides her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Santoro and a brother, Dominic Tucci.

Friends may call on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Phyllis’ family.

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My Condolences from Tish and Family

To Denise and Taylor, I'm so sorry for your loss, my condolences to you and the entire family. I always loved listening and talking with your mom when she came to visit. She will be missed.

AGNES HUNTER

“Together Again”

BOARDMAN - There will be a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at St. Dominic’s Church in Youngstown for Agnes Hunter, 89, who passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, May 30, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 30, 1927, in Youngstown, the daughter of John and Anna (Mudri) Benny.

Agnes attended Penn-Ohio Business College and retired from Youngstown Hard Chrome after 30 years of service. She was a great worker and had a great financial mind. She was a wonderful homemaker. She loved to cook, bake and dance, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Dominic’s Church.

Her husband, Chester W. Hunter Sr., whom she was married to for 68 years, passed away April 23, 2016.

Agnes will always be remembered lovingly by her son, Chester Hunter Jr. of Boardman; two daughters, Cindy (Eli) Naffah of Crescent City, Calif., and Cathy (Greg) Sikora of Roulette, Pa.; granddaughter Shauna Naffah; sister Ann Ponigar of Poland; many loving nieces and nephews; and her dog, Rusty.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brother Robert (Martha) Benny; sister Lillian (Stephen) Kukura; and brother-in-law Alvin Ponigar.

There will be no calling hours.

The family would like to thank all of the home aides over the years and to the entire staff at Maplecrest Nursing Home for the kind and compassionate care shown to Agnes.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Agnes’s family.

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Our sincere sympathy from Joanne and Beth Shutrump

Dear Chester and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. We enjoyed our visits with her and have fond memories. She is with our Lord now and your father. May she rest in peace.

PAULLY YAZAK RENDINELL

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be funeral services on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 10:15 a.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Luke Church for Paully Yazak Rendinell, 90, who passed away Thursday evening, May 25.

Paully was born March 30, 1927 in Youngstown, the daughter of John and Marie (White) Yazak.

She had worked at McKelvey’s Department Store in downtown Youngstown and was a loving homemaker. She later became a co-owner of The Jambar with her husband, Nicholas. Paully was a member of St. Luke Parish and its Altar and Rosary Society where she served as a past officer. She was a graduate of The Rayen School and was the school’s first cheerleader. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, and was an avid reader. She was a big fan of golf and enjoyed watching college football.

Paully took an active interest in her grandchildren, and they were her pride and joy.

Paully will be remembered lovingly by her two sons, James B. (Dina) Rendinell of Chagrin Falls and Ted W. Rendinell of Youngstown; her five grandchildren, Deidra (Justin) Salamone, Nicholas J., James J., and Nicole and Dominic Rendinell; her great-grandson, Dylan; and sister Dorothy Brown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas Rendinell; her son, Scott Rendinell; and a sister, Clair Rudinsky.

Friends may call on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Paully’s family.

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My Aunt from Diane Holland

Dear Aunt Paully, Thank you for being the most beautiful role model in our lives. Words to describe you...loving, parent, mom, friend, wife, strength, kindness, grandmother, warm, inviting, gracious, beautiful soul. I love you. Your niece, Diane and her sons

MARIE COLUCCI

“Together Again”

BOARDMAN - There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Peter M. Polando celebrating the Mass for Marie Colucci, 92, who passed away peacefully on Monday, May 22, 2017.

She was born Dec. 23, 1924, in Niles, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Martin) Zuzolo.

Marie was a 1942 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and worked for Stanley Works and Carlisle’s. She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Niles, president of the Infant of Prague Guild, a member of Ladies Knights of Columbus and Niles Scope.

Her husband, Gregory Colucci, whom she married Sept. 17, 1955, passed away Oct. 17, 2006.

Marie will always be remembered lovingly by her daughter, Martha Ferenchak; grandson Gregory Ferenchak; nieces and nephews; and her dogs, Bella and Bella.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by grandson Michael Ferenchak; and two brothers, John and Nick Zuzolo.

Friends may call on Thursday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at St. Columba Cathedral, prior to the Mass.

Martha and Greg would like to give special thanks to Dorothy, Michelle and Vicki for the wonderful care given to Marie.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Marie’s family.

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Martha and greg from Mabel pascarzi

sorry for your loss she was a wonderful president of the infante of prague guild. many fond memories of our lady of mt. carmel festifals. mabel, mary jo and geri ann.

Sympathy from Renee Fabian

Dear Marty and Greg, we are out of town and just heard the news of Marie's passing. Steve and I are both so very sorry!!!

Condolences from Bruce & Dina Giambattista

Marti & Gregory, we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you both and keeping you in our prayers.

Condolences from Jayne Zajac

Our deepest sympathy to Daughter, Marti and Grandson Gregory...Dave and I are so sorry for your loss