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Cecilia Faye Briel

March 9, 1932 — January 11, 2022

AUSTINTOWN - Cecilia Faye Briel, 89, died peacefully Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at home surrounded by her family.

Cecilia, affectionately known as Faye, was born March 9, 1932, in Youngstown, the daughter of Ernest and Lucille Whalen Cecil.

She was a 1950 graduate of Ursuline High School. Along with her husband, George, Faye owned and operated their family's business, Briel's Flowers, where she worked in the office and managed the books for the company. The shop closed in December of 2019 after nearly 100 years in business.

Faye was a member of St. Joseph Church, the Saxon Club and a monthly card club with her Ursuline High School friends. She also spent many years bowling at Wedgewood Lanes on the Sunday Bowling League.

Faye is survived by her loving and devoted husband, George Briel Sr., who she married April 15, 1953; her daughter Paula Kohler of Canfield; son George (Frances) Briel Jr. of Canfield; sister Shirley McGavin of Poland; sister-in-law Rita Cecil of Austintown, four grandchildren, Casey (Kim) Skufca, Heather (Fred) Hively, Zachary (Sara) Kohler and Molly (David) Barnhart; and ten great-grandchildren, Maddy, Emily, Abby and Riley Skufca, Olivia, Calvin, Asa, Jet and Indie Hively, and Rory Barnhart.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers Joseph Cecil and Robert Cecil.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January, 14, 2022, at 11am at St. Joseph Church.

The family requests all those who join them to celebrate please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Professional services are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Cecilia Faye Briel, please visit our flower store.

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