Frances D. Filoreto, 89, of Sherrodsville, Ohio, and a former resident of Grafton and Clearwater, Florida, died early Thursday morning, March 21, 2013 in her residence after a long illness. She was born June 16, 1923 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania and was the daughter of the late John and Antoinette “Tessie” Marcinkus Chupailo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter V. Filoreto, who died November 20, 2003. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers.
Frances was primarily a homemaker. She was a member of the former Assumption Catholic Church, now the Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church at Grafton. She was a member of the LaGrange Homemakers and the Altar and Rosary Societies of the church, and also taught C.C.D. classes. When she was younger, she participated in synchronized swimming. She loved to plant and harvest her garden, which always included a wide array of flowers. She enjoyed playing both the piano and organ, and also found time to create crafts and do some traveling. She was a skilled cook and found solace in watching the birds. Frances had a special attachment to her animal friends, and in particular, her dog Barney. Always a very positive person, Frances never failed to see the beauty in all creation.
She is survived by her daughter, Pat and Jeff Rider-Durst of Sherrodsville; her three grandchildren, Laura Markus of Florence, Italy, Charles “Chuck” Markus of Washington State, and Jennifer Hochstetler of Orrville; and three great grandchildren Tanner, Paige, and Megan Hochstetler.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father John Seabold in the Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, located at 708 Erie Street, Grafton at 11:30 A.M., Monday, March 25, 2013. Calling hours will be held Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 2 until 4 P.M. in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville and 10:30 A.M. until time of the Mass on Monday, in the church. Following the Mass, interment will take place next to her husband in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at Rittman, Ohio.
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