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Karen Lee Ellis Falconi

October 4, 1954 — April 27, 2024

Andover

Karen Lee Ellis Falconi, 69 of Andover OH, went peacefully to our Lord on April 27, 2024, at Select Specialty Hospital in Youngstown after a long battle with Covid enhanced by Lupus. 

She was born on October 4, 1954, in Pittsburgh, PA, a daughter of the late, Fred and Shirley Christiansen Ellis. 

The family moved to Latrobe PA in 1969 and Karen graduated from Greater Latrobe High School in 1972 Her love and aspirations for artistry led her to attend the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Karen was incredibly talented in drawing, painting, crocheting, and virtually anything she liked or tried. 

Karen's career as an Optician led her to working for multiple Optometrists, finally landing at Sears Optical, where her kind demeanor and distinctive laughter left a lasting impact on all those she encountered. She continued to work and live in the Latrobe, Jennette and Greensburg, Pa areas where she attended Word of Life Church until her marriage and move to Hubbard, Ohio in 2009 
Karen’s love and passion for the Lord Jesus Christ is now fulfilled in her reunion with Him and her parents. 

Karen leaves behind a legacy cherished by her surviving family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband of 15 years, David Falconi, originally from Austintown OH; her beloved children: Dennis (Amber) Dominick of Greenburg, PA and Deena (Karl) Dominick-Bortz of Springfield, VA; her four cherished grandchildren: Courtney and Abi Dominick and Brianna and Kaitlyn Bortz; her sister, Kathy (Paul) Noel of Enola, PA; three brothers Kris (Peggy) Ellis of McMurray, PA, Kerry Ellis of Mechanicsburg, PA; Steven (Kasey) Ellis of Latrobe, PA; and many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends may pay their respects 11 AM to 1 PM May 2nd at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel, where a funeral service will follow at 1 PM. 

Preferred donations may be made in Karen's name to the Lupus Foundation of America, lupus.org.


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Thursday, May 2, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home - Poland Chapel

2726 Center Rd, Youngstown, OH 44514

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Funeral Service

Thursday, May 2, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home - Poland Chapel

2726 Center Rd, Youngstown, OH 44514

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