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There will be a Divine Liturgy of Catholic Burial held on at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 N. Lipkey Road, North Jackson, Ohio, with Chorbishop Anthony Spinosa officiating for Giovannina "Joanne" (Colatruglio) Mediati, 74, of North Jackson, who was carried by angels to her heavenly reward on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, with her loving family by her side.
Giovannina leaves to cherish her memory, the love of her life, her husband of more than 54 years, Rocco Mediati, whom she married on May 18, 1963, at St. Vitus Church, New Castle; her devoted children, Rocco and Susan Mediati, Raffaele and Amanda Mediati, Marco and Antonella Mediati, Rosa and Joseph Calabria and Daniel Mohn; her grandchildren, Brian, Rachel, Matthew and Nathaniel Trail, Gabriella, Marissa, Marina, Marco, Gianna and Dante Mediati, Bryce Noel, Steven German, and Joseph and Maria Mohn; her great-grandchildren, Silas, Sierra and Grayson Trail; a sister, Donatina Circelli; a brother-in-law, Matteo Reino; and her sisters-in-law, Maria Colatruglio, Carmella Romeo and Giovanna Vennetti.
Besides her parents, Giovannina was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Judy Mohn; two sisters Maria Pasqualina Reino and Maria Circelli; a brother, Pietrangelo Colatruglio; three brothers-in-law, Pasquale Circelli, Peter Polito and Armond Vennetti; and a sister-in-law, Maria and her husband, Rocco Sansotta.
Family and friends may pay their respects from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m., all held at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 N. Lipkey Road, North Jackson, Ohio.
Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi and Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman (new location).
In lieu of flowers and to honor Giovannina's life, the family requests material contributions be made to the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 N. Lipkey Road, North Jackson, Ohio 44451.
On behalf of Giovannina's family, they would like to extend heartfelt appreciation and thanks to the many doctors, nurses, family members and friends for all the prayers, care and support shown to them and to her throughout this difficult time.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com. to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and to offer condolences to all of Giovannina's family members.
Published on February 7, 2018
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