Carmen E. Sena 1922-2013

NILES – Carmen E. Sena, 91, of Niles died at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.

He was born Oct. 20, 1922, in Bagnoli, Italy, the son of Dominic and Carmella Buccino Sena, and came to the United States at the age of 4, settling in Niles with his parents.

He was a Niles McKinley High School graduate, employed as a union plumber, and also worked for Niles City Schools for 10 years prior to his retirement.

He was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Parish in Niles and would always volunteer his time setting up for the church’s annual festival.

He enjoyed vacations with his wife, golfing with his buddies and gardening, and was a United States Naval veteran of World War II, having served for three years on the battleship USS New Jersey.

Carmen, who loved his family and enjoyed lifelong friendships, will be deeply missed by his wife of 65 years, Carmella ”Carmel” Prezioso Sena; two sons , Dominic Sena of California and Stephen Sena of Vienna; a daughter, Mary Lou Sipusic of Cortland; a brother, Anthony Sena of California; a sister, Rose Capriotti of Niles; four grandchildren, Alyson Brown, Nick Sena, Kristen Terlecky and Stefanie Burcham; and four great-grandchildren, Leo, Everly, Addison and Jackson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dominic Sena Jr.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles with Father John-Michael Lavelle officiating.

Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery where Carmen will be honored for his military service by the Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard.

Arrangements were handled by Joseph Rossi Funeral Home. Friends may view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send email condolences at

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