Carmella Powell 1927-2018

CHAMPION — Carmella Powell, 90, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

She was born July 28, 1927, in Warren, the daughter of the late Gerardo and Nicoletta Ricci.

Carmella was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and moved to Champion in 1956.

Mrs. Powell retired from the Hills Department Store in Champion, where she had been the manager of the young women’s department for 25 years.

She was a member of St. William Church, enjoyed reading and cooking and was devoted to her family and grandchildren.

Carmella leaves behind her children, Sarah (William) Hodgkiss of Southington, Alyce (Gary) Baker Sr. of Cortland and George (Mary Jo) Powell Jr. of Cortland; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Donald Aurand of Warrren; and her sister-in-law, Maxine (Ned) Paca of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Powell Sr. on Oct. 8, 2000; brother, Camillo Ricci; four sisters, Alice and Lucy Ricci, Lillian Rollison and Sophie Aurand; and a great-granddaughter, Angela Baker.

Family and friends may call 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 and 10 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, at St. William Church, with the Rev. Michael D. Balash officiating. Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery.

Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the St. William Church Building Fund.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Powell family.

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