Claudette Boris 1945-2020

POLAND — Claudette Boris, 75, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at her home after a long illness.

Claudette was born April 25, 1945, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Rocco and Margaret (Retone) Seminara.

Raised in Youngstown, she was a 1963 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School. She continued her education at Youngstown State University and received her bachelor’s degree in education and master’s degree in guidance and counseling.

Mrs. Boris worked for the Youngstown City Schools as an elementary school teacher, retiring after 40 years of service. After retirement, she continued her love of teaching and worked for a federal tutoring program that was geared to helping children meet educational standards.

Mrs. Boris was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, its Altar Guild, and served as a eucharistic minister. She was also a member of the Catholic Collegiate League and Youngstown Education Association.

In her free time, Claudette enjoyed reading and cooking, especially her Italian specialties. More than anything, she loved her title of “Grandma,” spoiling her grandsons any chance she got.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Charles L. Boris, whom she married Dec. 27, 1969; son, Joe (Billie Jo Zimmerman) Boris of Canfield; grandsons, Charlie and JJ Boris; sister, Patricia Milanowski of Poland; brother, Rocoo Seminara Jr. of Austintown; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

A prayer service will be held 10:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 at Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St., Boardman, followed by a Mass of Christian burial 11 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment will be in Lake Park Cemetery.

Family and friends will be received 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Due to COVID-19, we kindly ask that all guests, whose health allows, wear a mask, honor the 6 foot-rule, and do not linger after seeing the family.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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