Phyllis S. DiOrio 1940-2021

CANFIELD — Phyllis S. DiOrio, 80, passed away Thursday evening, Feb. 18, 2021, at Hospice House, with her loved ones by her side.

Phyllis was born July 24, 1940, in Youngstown, the daughter of Philip and Lotti Puskacik Houser. She was a graduate of Chaney High School, class of 1958.

Phyllis was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved life and faced it with a positive attitude, no matter what the circumstances were. Phyllis adored her family, including her extended family, and made sure everyone felt to be part of her family.

She was a member of St. Michael Church in Canfield and loved to laugh and loved taking part in the Women’s Condo Luncheons with her friends where she lived. Her hobbies included music and shopping.

Phyllis leaves her husband of 60 years, Richard E. DiOrio, whom she married Oct. 8, 1960; two daughters, Laura Lynn (Rick) Blanco of Canfield and Julie Anderson of Hermitage, Pa.; four grandchildren, twins Ashley and Lindsey Anderson, Mark Blanco and Amanda Blanco; two sisters, Mary (Bill) Torek of Texas and Loretta (Gary) Rochow of California; along with many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Michael Anderson; as well as one sister and her husband, Charlotte and Bob Hawkins.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at St. Michael Church in Canfield, where family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Canfield Dialysis Center for all their care over the past 10 years for Phyllis, and ask that material tributes take the form of donations to the center in Phyllis’ name.

Services were entrusted to the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel. Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at www.lanefu neralhomes.com.

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