WARREN – Irene Frankos, 88, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland.
She was born Jan. 6, 1926, in Osceola Mills, Pa., the daughter of Michael C. and Anna Parana.
Irene was the co-owner with her husband, Nick, of the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. She was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church.
Irene is survived by her three children, Debbie (Robert) Clair of Parker, Colo., Denise Frankos of Warren and Nicholas D. “Nicky” (Bonnie) Frankos of Warren; 10 grandchildren, Jerimy (Jennifer) Eaton, Sherity Eaton, Kalyn and Ashley Brown, Sean Clair and twins Natalie Nicole and Selena Irene Frankos, and Kyle Fenton, and twins Sophia Pearl and Nicole Eleni Frankos; five great-grandchildren, Samantha and Austin Eaton and Bella Estrada, Lucianno Alfredo and Genavieve Brown; and three brothers, John Parana, Michael (Virginia) Parana and William (Barbara) Parana, all of Warren; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Parana of Warren and Dorothy Parana of Newton Falls; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
Irene will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Nick “Uncle Nick” Frankos, whom she married Jan. 15, 1947, and who passed away May 22, 2007; three brothers, George, Alfred and Martin Parana; and two sisters, Mary Sarantino and Kathryn Moore.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with a 7 p.m. Panachida service and Wednesday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren.
A special tribute for Irene will be held Wednesday at the Funeral Home.
A service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church with the Rev. Andrew Deskevich officiating.
Entombment will be in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Demetrios Scholarship Foundation – in Memory of Nick and Irene Frankos, 429 High St. N.E., Warren, OH 44481.
Family and friends
may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to the Frankos family.