Christine Flaviani 1937-2021

WARREN — Christine Dovidio Flaviani, 82, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

Christine was born June 3, 1937, in Warren, the daughter of the late Dominic and Jane Forte Dovidio.

Christine and her husband, Joseph, were married Oct. 13, 1956, at Christ Our King Church. They were married 60 years before Joseph’s passing, Nov. 9, 2016.

Christine was a 1955 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and attended Kent State University. She worked as an elementary school secretary at Elm Road and Lincoln Schools. She was a frequent substitute for years after retiring.

Mrs. Flaviani was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society at Blessed Sacrament and Christ Our King Catholic parishes. She was an active bingo helper, prayer chain member, Ohio Reads Program member and helped with activities at Elm Road, Lincoln and Garfield Schools.

Christine was a member of the Warren Italian-American Festival Committee and was, at one time, the head of the cookie tent and making cookies. She was on the Thursday morning bowling team and the Machine Bowling league of the Knights of Columbus 4484.

She enjoyed reading and camping at their campsite in the summers. Most of all, she cherished spending time with her grandchildren.

Christine is survived by her children, Joseph (Laurie) Flaviani Jr. of North Carolina, Dominic A. Flaviani of Warren and Janet (Michael) Yaksic of Warren; grandchildren, Curtis (Gabriella) Flaviani, Adam Yaksic, Kelly (Matthew) Burgess, Erica (Sami) Hussaini and Heather Kos; and great-grandchildren, Amelia Burgess, Zoe and Samantha Hussaini, Elijah, Leo and Anthony Flaviani, and Peyton Williams.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph Flaviani; her daughter, Diane Flaviani; brother, Chester Dovidio; and sister, Ann Discerni.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483. Family and friends may visit and pay tribute to Christine from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Masks and social distancing will be mandated.

A private burial will take place in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Christine’s name to Blessed Sacrament Church 3020 Reeves Road NE, Warren, OH 44483 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiand sonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Flaviani family.

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