Anna M. Zofko 1923-2014

NILES – Anna Mae Rossi Zofko, 90, of Niles died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland.

She was born July 16, 1923, in Niles. She was the daughter of Herman and Helen Moosey Rossi.

She was a 1941 graduate of Niles McKinley High School; was employed as a dental assistant for Ralph A. Snelson, D.D.S., in Warren; and owned and operated Zofko’s Marvel Pastry Shoppe in Warren with her husband, Andy, from 1946 to 1989.

Anna Mae was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Niles. As a member of The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society, she was actively involved as president and church pizza sale chairwoman. Anna Mae also served the community as a Girl Scout leader for five years and Jefferson Elementary PTA.

She enjoyed dancing, shopping, cooking, and hosting friends and family. She especially enjoyed her afternoon cup of coffee, a good piece of chocolate or “goodie,” family gatherings at holidays and Sunday dinners around her kitchen table. She was also a member of The Chip and Putt golf league at Old Avalon.

Her husband, Andrew “Poochie” Zofko, whom she married Jan. 31, 1946, died on Jan. 22, 2002.

Anna Mae, who was affectionately known as “Mumyum” to her family, will be deeply missed by two sons, Martin A. (Olga) Zofko of Howland and David (Rebecca) Zofko of Niles; and a daughter, Mary Jeanine (Jim) Pipino of Howland. She is also survived by two brothers, Herman Rossi Jr. of Niles and Carmen (Pat) Rossi of Niles; seven grandchildren, Molly (Todd) Moore of Columbus, Sara Zofko of Los Angeles, Natalie Zofko of Columbus, Mary Elizabeth (fiance Rob Gillie) Zofko of Columbus, Jimmy and Marisa Pipino of Howland and Elena Pipino of Raleigh, N.C., and a great-grandson, Jack Moore of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Thomas A. Rossi Sr. and Robert Rossi.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home, where Mount Carmel Bereavement Ministry will conduct prayers at 6:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Niles with Father John S. Trimbur officiating, preceded by a 9:30 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, material contributions can be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 381 Robbins Ave., Niles, OH 44446, or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

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