Nancy  Melidona
Nancy Melidona, 79, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at Villages Regional Hospital in The Villages, Florida.
Nancy was born on June 27, 1940, in San Fantino, Italy, a daughter of Paolo and Antonia Catanoso Sapone.
Nancy married her husband, Dominick Melidona, on Dec. 6, 1958, but could not rejoin him in America until she completed the immigration process. In May of 1959, Nancy traveled to New York on the ship known as The Christopher Columbus and immediately began working towards becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States of America. She was so proud of the United States and her citizenship and always said that the national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner was the most beautiful national anthem ever.
Dominick and Nancy made their home in the Youngstown area, and in addition to raising a family, Nancy also worked in the laundry department for the former Northside Medical Center for 15 years.
Nancy was a member of the First Christian Assembly in Liberty Township for over 30 years. She also attended Bridge of Hope in Boardman, Ohio and most recently, The Fathers House, Leesburg, Florida.
A wonderful homemaker, Nancy's baking, cooking and gift of hospitality was always appreciated by all who entered her home. She also loved knitting and crocheting and her cross-stitch was exquisite. Many of her pieces were award-winning.
Nancy leaves to cherish her memory, two sons, Dr. Frank J. (Madeline) Melidona of The Villages, Florida and Rev. Paul A. (Franca) Melidona of Chicago, Illinois; and four grandchildren, Danielle, David, Myriam and Joel Melidona, who affectionately called her "Nonna."
Besides her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Dominick on Oct. 12, 2004; five brothers, Angelo, Carmelo, Antonio, Giuseppe and Domenico; and one sister, Anna.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland and 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, prior to the service at church. A funeral service celebrating Nancy's life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at Touch of Heaven Church, 10 Skyline Drive, Canfield, Ohio, with Pastor Frank Amedia officiating. Interment will follow at the Poland Riverside Cemetery.
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Linda Hansotte
Oct 11, 2019
Sorry to hear about your mom praying God will comfort each of you.DR. MEL THINK OF YOU often.
Linda Ron H Hansotte
Oct 11, 2019
DR. Mel sorry to hear about your mom praying God will comfort all of you.Think of you often.
Edie Testa
Oct 10, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. May she rest in God's peace!
Susan DeRobbio
Oct 08, 2019
Sorry for your loss.
Mariann Staph
Sep 29, 2019
Dear Dr Mel and Madeline, I am so sorry for your loss, Nancy was a beautiful soul, she is resting with our Lord.
Judy and Nick Mylo
Sep 24, 2019
Frank, Madeline and family, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. Mylo family
Joe and Brenda Shiderly
Sep 22, 2019
You are in our thoughts and prayers, our deepest sympathy to your entire family.
John Kurucx
Sep 22, 2019
Country Basket Blooms was purchased for the family of Nancy Melidona by John Kurucx.  Send flowers
Elizabeth Kurucz
Sep 22, 2019
Nancy you are my best friend and I miss you ! There is no one like you! Who am I going to call now that you are gone? Love, Elizabeth Kurucz
Anna Zumpelka
Sep 22, 2019
My Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your mother .🙏🏻