Monette R. Traichal 1951-2018

NILES — Monette Rae Traichal, 66, of Niles, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018, at the Cleveland Clinic.

She was surrounded by her loving son, Michael; his wife, Kim; Golden Girl sister, Judy; sister, Jolene aka “Brat”; and should have been a sister, her niece, Sharon.

She was born Nov. 26, 1951, in Warren, the daughter of Joseph and Vera Gibbs Aubel.

Monette was a graduate of the class of 1970 (“last of the best”) at Leavittsburg High School and she earned an associate degree from Jefferson Technical College.

Monette was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Warren.

She was owner of Plant Industrial Advertising for 25 years and just recently started Regal Promotional Products.

Monette was a very active and generous person in the local community. She was on the board of Homes for Kids, a member of the Home Builders Association, a sponsor of a bowling team, member of Valley Referral Network and was a member of the Royale Coach Club.

She loved traveling with her late husband, Don, to Key West, Fla., in their motor home — “Don get the bus started and Willie Nelson playing because she’s ready for another adventure” — but her greatest joy was the time she spent with her grandchildren and family. Known as Mimi to her grandkids, she loved to have fun with them and show them the world.

Monette is survived by her son, Michael (Kim) Geddes of North Olmsted; a stepdaughter, Christine Traichal of Austintown; a brother, Dennis E. (Nancy) Aubel of Largo, Fla., three sisters, Judith A. Dyer of Niles, Jolene Aubel of Park City, Utah, and Candy Brom of Texas; six grandchildren, Kerrigan M. Geddes, Abigail Rae Geddes, Ryan J. Geddes, Vincent Wiseman, Naomi Wiseman and Nathan Wiseman; one great- grandchild, Liam Geddes; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. Traichal, whom she married Jan. 26, 1981, and who passed Jan.16, 2008; her parents; a brother, Joseph F. Aubel; a sister, Darlene K. Martin; and her special dad, Daniel W. Dyer.

A Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018, at Saint Mary Catholic Church in Warren. The family request that all family and friends meet at the church on Friday.

Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the Holloway-Williams Funeral Home, 611 Robbins Ave., Niles.

Entombment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Vienna.

In lieu of flowers, Monette’s family requests that material contributions to carry on her legacy be made to the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County or Homes for Kids in Niles.

“Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them but you know they are always there.”

The sky will be so much brighter with her amazing light.

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