NILES - Freida Mae DuRell, 90, passed away at 8:58 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Autumn Hills Nursing Home following a short illness.
She was born on the ship called ''Frederick VIII'' (hence her name Freida) in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 30, 1922, the daughter of Joseph and Martha Zamiatala Dogoda. She lived most of her life in the Niles community.
A 1941 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, she was a member of St.Stephen Church.
She worked in the produce departments of Miracle Mart and Valu King Grocery stores and retired in June of 1981.
She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, cooking and playing cards. She will be fondly remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and quick quip.
Freida is survived by a son, John DuRell of Louisiana, and a brother, Theodore Dogoda, with whom she made her home. She was a loving aunt to all her nieces and nephews including her caregivers, Francie and Jeff Kolesar and Debbie and Mike Gaia.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Cecylia Trafalska, Ann Hutton and Mary Farinacci, and an infant brother, Joseph Dogoda.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen Church preceded by a 9:45 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home. Rev. Thomas Kraszewski will be the celebrant.
Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.
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