Carmella Tomasino, 1927-2019

STRUTHERS–Carmella Tomasino, 92, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 13, 2019, at her residence with her loving family at her side.

Carmella was born May 14, 1927, in Trenton, N.J., a daughter of Gaetano and Concetta Costello. As a young woman, Carmella came to Struthers where she has lived all of her adult life.

She married her husband, Frank J. Tomasino, on April 17, 1948, and Carmella proudly took on the role of a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed cooking and baking and hosting wonderful dinners at her home. Her greatest joy in life was her family. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, including her beloved dog, Bradley.

Carmella was a member of Christ Our Savior Parish at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Struthers.

She leaves behind six children, Cheryl (Thomas) Tkach of Flat Rock, Mich., Gayla (Salvatore) Ramunno of Struthers, Charles (Karen Wright) Tomasino of Youngstown, Carmella (Mark) Pisciuneri of Clarion, Pa., Marie DiLullo of Matthews, N.C. and Frances (Jason Curall) Tomasino of Struthers; 11 grandchildren, Thomas (Julie) Tkach, Jessica (Jeff) Davis, Giuseppe (Elisa) Ramunno, MariaElena (Patrick) Harkins, Krystle (Adam) Nowakowski, Jacquelyn Tomasino, Mark Pisciuneri Jr., Sarah Pisciuneri, Nicole (Paul) Canter, Daniel DiLullo and Frank Benson; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Carmella’s husband, Frank, passed way Oct. 23, 1998.

In addition to her parents and husband, Carmella was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Jim Costello; and one sister, Mary Bath.

A prayer service will be held at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at Christ Our Savior Parish at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Martin Celuch officiating. Entombment will follow in the Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown.

Friends will be received 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Monday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Carmella’s family would like to extend its sincere appreciation to Carmella’s caregiver Jayetta Brookhart and to the staff of Hospice of the Valley for the genuine care and kindness provided to Carmella and her family.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, Ohio 44512.

Condolences may be sent at www.beckerobits.com.

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