Anne Di Geronimo 1922-2021

NILES — Anne Di Geronimo, 98, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Hospice of The Valley Hospice House in Poland, with her daughters by her side.

Anne was a 1940 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and attended Youngstown College studying business. She was employed as a men’s furnishings buyer for Griswold’s Department Store, which later became Strouss, and Macy’s and Kresge’s Department Stores in Newark, N.J. She also worked at Carlisle’s Dept. Store and owned and operated Vincent’s Ice Cream Shop in the Village Square, Niles, for 27 years.

She was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Niles, celebrating her baptism, first communion, confirmation and marriage there. She was a member of the Mount Carmel Society, a Trumbull Memorial volunteer for 27 years, enjoyed baking bread and her famous sticky buns, cooking, shopping and entertaining. Her kitchen was always open and a place at the table was waiting for you. She was sassy, witty, thoughtful and loved to have fun.

She was married for 65 years to her husband, Vincent, who passed away Jan. 8, 2017. They resided in New Jersey until moving back to her hometown in 1971.

She will be sadly missed by daughters, Mary-Beth Owen and her husband Brad of Evansville, Ind., and Nancy Walker and her husband Bob of Warren; four grandchildren, Nicole Kaufmann of Los Angeles, Alex Owen (Abi Armstrong), Courtney Young (Erik), all of Chicago, and Michael Walker of Nashville; and many nieces and nephews whom she adored.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Frank, Nick, Sam and Albert Salerno, and a sister, Mary Corea.

Friends may call from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles. Those coming to pay their respects to the family are kindly asked to please depart the funeral home after doing so. Social distancing and facial coverings are mandatory.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Niles, where social distancing and facial coverings are mandatory.

Private burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.

Material contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Project 20/20, 381 Robbins Ave., Niles, OH 44446.

Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles. Family and friends can visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to view this obituary and send condolences to Anne’s family.

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