Florence R. Pace 1924-2018

YOUNGSTOWN — Florence R. Pace, 94, of Youngstown, formerly of Liberty, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Meridian Arms.

Florence was born Jan. 11, 1924, in Youngstown, the daughter of Rocco and Lucy Caputo Ripoli.

Florence had worked at the former Livingston’s in the Liberty Plaza for six years as a sales clerk, but for most of Florence’s life she was a devoted wife and mother to her family.

She was a member of Oblate Sisters of Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Cinquanta Club. Florence loved shopping and always loved going to McDonald’s.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Sylvester (Joyce) Pace of Austintown and Robert (Diana) Pace of Liberty; her grandchildren, Robert (Sarah) Pace, Dana (David) Smelko, Shawna Marsteller and Richard (Maria) Marsteller; and great-grandchildren, Sophia, Gianna, Dante, Nikolette and Johnathan.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Mario Salvatore Pace, whom she married Sept. 25, 1948, and who died Dec. 25, 2007; her sisters, Rose Ripoli and Yolanda Ripoli Russ; and brothers, Louis Ripoli and Andrew Ripoli.

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard, where the family will receive relatives and friends 11 a.m. until the time of service. Florence will be laid to rest at Belmont Park Cemetery next to her husband.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Meridian Arms and also Hospice of the Valley for their kind and compassionate care that was given to their mother.

The family requests any memorial contributions be made to the Cinquanta Club.

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