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Anna M. Flask Rich, 1930-2019

CANFIELD — Anna M. Flask Rich, of Canfield, 89, peacefully passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 12, 2019.

Anna was born Jan. 23, 1930, in Youngstown, the daughter of William and Grace Carano Flask and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a 1949 graduate of East High School and was a very proud and charter member of St. Michael Church.

Anna worked at Union National Bank in Youngstown until she married her husband, Louis. Anna then became a proud homemaker and a true matriarch for her family, where she devoted her time to care for her husband and four sons. Anna became involved with all her sons sporting activities and enjoyed cooking team dinners and donating her time for all the events.

Anna will always be remembered and loved by her family for being kind and for providing her time to be with them. Mom especially enjoyed preparing her Sunday meals so she could spend quality time with her family. She also enjoyed cooking and preparing her many holiday meals, especially Christmas and Easter. She loved canning tomatoes for sauce with her late husband, Louis, making sure there was enough sauce for each Sunday for the entire year. Anna also enjoyed going to many of her grandchildren’s events and supporting them in any way she could.

Her husband, Louis A. Rich, whom she married Jan. 17, 1952, died May 1, 2012.

She leaves behind to hold onto her precious memories her sons, Joseph (Nancy) Rich of Columbiana, Louis A. Jr. (Kelley) Rich and Donald (Melissa) Rich, both of Canfield, and James Rich of Austintown; her beloved six grandchildren, Alyssa (Todd) Finn, Angeline (Scott) Mueller, Dominic (Kendal) Rich and Emma, Sophia and Alex Rich; two great-grandchildren, Anthony and Leo; and a sister, Phyllis Scheckelhoff of Austintown; along with nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Besides her parents and husband, Anna was preceded in death by a brother, George Flask; and a sister, Evelyn Silvestri.

Family and friends may pay their respects 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at St. Michael Church, 300 N. Broad St., Canfield. A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at St. Michael Church, Canfield, with the Rev. Terrance Hazel officiating.

Entombment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, Boardman.

The Rich family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation and thanks to the entire staff at Continuing Health Care of Boardman for all their excellent care during Anna’s illness, along with Hospice of The Valley for their compassionate care and help.

In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made, in Anna’s name, to St. Michael Church, 300 N. Broad St., Canfield, Ohio 44406.

Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com. to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to Anna’s family.

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