Maria Giordano 1937-2013

GIRARD – Maria Giordano, 75, entered into rest on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at her residence and following a lengthy illness.

Maria was born April 17, 1937, in Treglia, Italy, the daughter of the late Augustino and Pasqualina Racioeti Ragozzino, and came to the United States when she was 15 years old.

She had been employed as a labor with the ESCO Aluminum Corp. and was a member of St. Rose Parish in Girard.

Her memories will be remembered by those she leaves behind, a son, John Giordano of Girard; daughters, Angie (Steve) Perkins of Girard, Lisa (Dave) Grimm of North Jackson and JoAnn (Shawn) Stevens of McDonald; brothers, Joseph (Carmella) Ragozzino and Dominic (Mary) Ragozzino, both of Girard; a sister, Jenny Acerra of Treglia, Italy, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Anthony Ragozzino.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at St. Rose Catholic Church in Girard. The Rev. Monsignor John A. Zuraw is celebrant.

Burial will follow in Niles City Cemetery in Niles.

Family requests that material contributions may be made to the family in leu of flowers

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road N.E., Warren, Ohio 44483, 330-394-6200.

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