Frances M. "Francie" Cipriano, age 84 of Centerville, Ohio, formerly of Ravenna, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013, at the Kettering Memorial Hospital. She was born January 8, 1929, in Warren, Ohio, a daughter of the late Dominick and Philomena (Flask) DeSimio.
On October 17, 1953, she married the love of her life, Paschal A. Cipriano. Fran was a devoted member of Immaculate Conception Parish. She worked as a secretary for Romito - Donnelly for several years and then worked as a cook with Guido's of Ravenna for over 20 years before retiring. Frances enjoyed traveling, quilting and crocheting, as well as cooking and baking.
She is survived by her children: Paschal J. "Pat" (Kristin) Cipriano of Florence, KY, and Michelle (Franciso J. Marques) Cipriano of Centerville; grandchildren: Alexandria Cipriano, Nathan and Jacob Risner; sisters: Mary (John) Mayer of Alliance and Bernadette (Michael) Willey of Baytown, TX; and her brother Charles (Mary) DeSimio, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband Paschal A. Cipriano, her parents, and her brothers Richard and Peter DeSimio.
Friends will be received Thursday, August 15, 2013, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Monsignor Michael Cariglio at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 16, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Church, 409 W. Main St., Ravenna. Entombment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation or Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties.
(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436, RC 8-13, 14-2013)
Michelle and Pat,
I'm thinking of you and your families with the loss of your mother. Aunt Frances was a wonderful lady and will be missed. Take care and know you are in our thoughts.
Gina (Damicone) Zvaigzne and family
From the DeAngelis family to the Cipriano family, we wish you well in this time of grief. I miss the Ravenna of fifty years ago and the comfort and security of having a community of first-generation Italian immigrants. Immaculate Conception was my school as well and Patty Cipriano was one of my heart throbs back then. We lose so much when we lose the stock of our life history! My best to you all.
Michelle and Pat;
Ah', your mother was a grand lady for certain. I always enjoyed being in both Pat and her presence. Loved them and have many memories of our times spent with ICS school times and of course in Worshipping the Lord together.
Blessings to you