YOUNGSTOWN - There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Youngstown, Ohio preceded by a 9:15 a.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, Ohio for Phyllis L. (Davanzo) Pelly, 91, who passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2012.
She was born Dec. 6, 1920, in Youngstown, Ohio the daughter of Nicholas and Lucia (Amicone) Davanzo and was a lifelong area resident.
Phyllis was raised in Smokey Hollow by her aunt and uncle, Carmella and Nick Bucci after her mother passed away.
She attended The Rayen School and was an active member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
After her beloved husband, Frank, passed away, she continued the business as owner/operator of Pelly’s Appliance Store.
She then was a proud worker for over 30 years at Rulli Bros. Market until her 85th birthday and thought of them as her second family.
She loved to socialize and travel and always celebrated life to the fullest with all she did. Her family was the center of her life and will dearly miss all her excellent cooking, especially her chicken and pea sauce, chicken franchise and zucchini patties, which were just some of her specialties. She always made Christmas day very special by doing all the cooking and the entire family would gather at her home to enjoy each other and the Italian traditions.
Phyllis married, the love of her life, Frank A. Pelly Jr., on Oct. 11, 1941. They shared their life with family and friends until his death on March 13, 1972.
She leaves behind to hold on to her precious memories, her children, Mary Lou (Carl) Carbon of Poland, Ohio, Teresa Marie (George “Bud”) Bosela of Wellington, Ohio, and Frank A. III (Lina) Pelly of Poland, OH; eight grandchildren Dina Pelly, Carl (Melanie) Carbon, Frank (Sharon) Carbon, Marrissa (Dan) Patrone, Elizabeth Bosela (fiancé Tom Agresti), Margaret (Mike) Klinzing, Michael (Alicia) Bosela, and George Bosela; 16 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Carmella “Dolly” Catanzaro of Youngstown, Ohio and Catherine “Kate” Sorice of Florida.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Davanzo.
Friends may call on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, where the Mother’s of Crucifix Society will hold a prayer service at 5 p.m.
Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com
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