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Emilia M. Placanica 1937-2021

WARREN — Emilia Maria Placanica, 83, of Warren, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center.

Emilia was born May 8, 1937, in Caulonia, Regio Calabria, Italy, the daughter of Ilario and Rosa.

Emilia married the love of her life, Francesco Carmelo “Frank” Placanica on Oct. 13, 1957. They shared 52 years of marriage together until Frank’s passing in 2010.

Prior to coming to the United States in 1960, Emilia graduated and held a degree as a tailor for men and women’s garments. She retired after a 30-plus year career working in various department stores. Emilia enjoyed sewing, cooking, knitting, crocheting, making ceramics, reading and being with friends and family; however, she most enjoyed and loved babysitting her grandchildren. Emilia was a God-fearing woman and greatly enjoyed reading prayers in Italian.

Emilia will be dearly missed by her children, Anna Maria Placanica of Washington, D.C., Sandra “Sandy” Placanica-Frazeskos of Warren, Renee Placanica of Warren and Antonio F. “Tony” Placanica of Liberty; grandchildren, Francesca, Isabella and Georgio Frazeskos, Francesco McElrath and Adrianna, Olivia and triplets, Antonio, Francesco and Dominico Placanica. In New York, Emilia leaves her niece, Rosa Placanica, along with her children, great-niece and great-nephew, Angelica Blazina-Mantovani and family and Fabio Blazina.

Additionally, Emilia leaves many family members abroad to include sister-in-law, Rosa of Australia; as well many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins in Italy and Australia.

Emilia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank; daughter, Angelina Placanica; two brothers; and three sisters.

There will be a Mass of Christian burial, celebrated by the Rev. Christopher Cicero, on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish-St. James Church site.

Family and friends may visit and pay tribute to Emilia on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483.

Masks and social distancing will be mandated at the funeral home and at the church.

For those unable to attend the services, a livestream will be available on the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish facebook page. Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to Emilia’s family.

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