Antonette McNally 1931-2020
WARREN — Antonette “Toni” YiaYia McNally, 88, of Warren, entered eternal life at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at her home with her family by her side under the comforting care of hospice.
Toni was born March 14, 1931, in Warren, the daughter of the late Antis and Eva Condelas Graham, and was a lifelong area resident.
She graduated from Warren G. Harding High School and retired from Packard Electric in 1992 after working for 37 years. While employed at Packard Electric she served as a committee woman.
Toni was a member of St. Demetrios Hellenic Greek Orthodox Church, where she sang in the choir and belonged to the Yiasou Club, Philoptochos Society of the church and AHEPA club, and was involved for the last six years with the community dinners held at the church. She enjoyed the challenges of crossword puzzles, doing word searches and cross stitch, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren.
She was married Aug. 11, 1953, to James R. McNally and they were married 32 years until his passing on April 19, 1986.
YiaYia is survived by her children, Eva Joseph of Warren, Mary Kay McNally of Virginia Beach, Va., Jennie (George) Pantelis of Warren and James R. (Mary Lyn) McNally of Warren; a sister, Marie Geramurane of Canada; grandchildren, Gus Joseph, Robert (Treasur) Joseph, Toni Joseph, Bethaney (Amanda) Joseph, Skylar Joseph, Nicholas (Katie Bloom) Pantelis, James (Khahn) Pantelis, Thomas Douglas, Timothy Hidasey, Demitria (fiance, Craig Henderson) McNally, Elenie McNally and Andonia McNally; 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, James, Toni was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brandy “BJ” Joseph; and three brothers, Gust, Michael and Steve Graham; and a sister, Clara Johnson.
Family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, and 10 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, where a Trisagion Service will be recited at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A funeral service with Fr. Constatine Valantasis officiating will take place 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at St. Demetrios Hellenic Greek Orthodox Church.
Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Toni’s name to Hospice of the Valley, 979 Tibbetts Wick Road, Suite A, Girard, Ohio 44420, or to the Community Dinner’s c/o St. Demetrios Hellenic Greek Orthodox Church, 429 High St. NE, Warren, Ohio 44481.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road, NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated to Serving Your Loved Ones.
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