POLAND — Flora DeChellis, 89, died Sunday, July 3, 2022, at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center.
She was born Aug. 5, 1932, in Pacentro, Italy, a daughter of Concezio and Lucia Gentile Casasanta.
Flora married the late Gino DeChellis on March 24, 1956, and moved to the United States in 1958.
She was a member of the Pacentrano Women’s Auxiliary Club. She enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, ceramics, going to casinos, playing bocce and traveling back to Pacentro to visit her family. Flora’s greatest joy in life was the time spent with her children and grandchildren.
Flora is survived by her daughters, Laura (Richard) DiMuzio of Poland, Lucia (Bob) Lovell of Poland and Florence Cappuccio of Poland; son, Gino (Randy) DeChellis of Boardman; two sisters, Lauretana Bassi and Maria DeChellis; eight grandchildren, Richard and Matthew DiMuzio, Robert, Christopher and Dante Lovell, and P.J., Gina and Andrew Cappuccio; and four great-grandchildren, Roman and Vivian DiMuzio, and Leo and Luka Lovell.
In addition to her parents and husband, Flora was preceded in death by three sisters, Giulia Lalama, Adelina Lucci and Giuseppina DiNello; two brothers, Guido Casasanta and Francesco Casasanta; and her son-in-law, Pietro Cappuccio.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel, 2726 Center Road.
Prayers will begin at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Church. Burial will follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens.