Olympia (Lee) Mosso (nee Delonzo), 89, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain, following a short illness. She was born November 16, 1923 in Herminie, Pennsylvania. Elyria has been her home since 1954.
Mrs. Mosso was a homemaker and an active member of St. Jude Parish, serving as a Eucharistic Minister, greeter and assistant Sunday School teacher for many years. She also enjoyed reading stories to the kindergarten class at St. Jude’s School, where she loved getting a hug from each child. With her husband, Marion, she often took communion to home-bound Catholics in the county.
Mrs. Mosso was a volunteer at Wesleyan Village in Elyria for over 30 years. She read inspirational poetry and sang songs with the residents. She has been featured in many newspaper articles and received several awards for her volunteerism, among them, the David H. Jones Award, the Community Volunteer Humanitarian Award, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Mannix Hall of Honor Award. Despite being in pain from various health issues, Olympia continued to inspire and comfort others.
She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Denis of Elyria and Janet Koyan (Ken) of Wellington; grandson, Michael; sister, Jessie Jerick of Yukon, Pennsylvania; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion; and her parents, Michelina and Joseph Delonzo.
Friends may call at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 5 to 8 P.M. Closing prayers will be Friday, September 6, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. in the funeral home, followed by Mass at 10 A.M. at St. Jude Church, 590 Poplar Street, Elyria, with the Reverend Father Frank P. Kosem, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Church, 590 Poplar Street, Elyria, OH 44035; Elyria Wesleyan Village, 807 West Avenue, Elyria, OH 44035 or to the charity of donor’s choice.