Denise Ventresco 1952-2022

STRUTHERS — Denise Ventresco, 70, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022, with her loving family by her side.

Denise was born Jan. 26, 1952, in Campbell, the youngest of three daughters of Nicholas C. and Sophia Kimotek Yacovone, and was a lifelong area resident.

She soon moved to Poland, where she lived most of her life. Denise was a 1969 graduate of Poland Seminary High School.

Denise attended Youngstown State University and worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for many years before becoming a Mahoning County deputy sheriff under James A. Traficant. She served proudly until 1998.

She loved playing 500 with her card clubs, going to the casino, watching her grandson’s various activities and sports and was especially proud of her Carovillesi heritage. Denise lived life to the fullest; she was blessed with many lifelong friends.

She married Joe Cramer in 1972 and had a daughter, Kelly Marie Alessio Caruso. They divorced in 1978, but remained lifelong friends. Later she married Mark E. Borowski and had a daughter, Ann Marie. They were married until Mark died in 2000.

In December of 2008, she married Perry A. Ventresco Jr. and enjoyed the rest of her days with him.

She leaves her adoring husband, Perry A. Ventresco Jr.; her daughters, Kelly and Annie; and a stepson, Jason (Stephanie) Ventresco. Her three grandsons, Angelo Caruso, Marcus and Matthew Borowski, will miss their “Beenee” forever.

She also leaves her sisters, Jackie (Jim) Bobby and Bonnie (Jeff) Watts; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mark Borowski; and her in-laws, Blanche and Perry Ventresco Sr.

Family and friends may pay their respects to Denise from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2022, at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman, and again on from 10 to 10:55 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m. Monday morning, May 16, 2022, all held at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman, with Rev. Fr. Philip Rogers as officiant.

Private burial will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Boardman.

In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made, in Denise’s name, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book or send condolences to Denise’s family.

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