GIRARD - Pauline Rose Ezzo, 96, passed away early Friday morning, Feb. 15, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Pauline was born Aug. 30, 1922, in Girard, a daughter of the late Ralph and Caroline Farina Catone, and was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Ezzo worked various jobs throughout her lifetime including waitressing at Sweet William’s and at McMenamy’s, which she greatly enjoyed, and she worked at Packard Electric. Pauline also dedicated her life to raising and caring for her family.
Pauline greatly enjoyed playing bingo and cards. She also loved singing, and was “crafty” and enjoyed making decorations with her family.
Pauline was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagle’s Lodge Aerie No. 2172, Ladies Auxiliary, where she served as madam president and vice-president for many years.
She was a member of St. Rose Church in Girard.
Her husband of 60 years, Frank Ezzo, whom she married March 2, 1941, passed away Feb. 6, 2002.
Pauline leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Josephine “Jo” (Jim) Villecco of Niles; two sons, Daniel (Bernadette) Ezzo of Youngstown and Thomas J. (Tamie) Ezzo of Liberty Township; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Pauline will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Besides her husband, a daughter, Darlene M. Ezzo Francis; six brothers, Joseph, Quimby, Anthony, Frank, Angelo, and John Catone; and three sisters, Theresa Trebella, Mary Scaglione and Phyllis Sitnik, preceded Pauline in death.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 222 S. State St., Girard.
Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the funeral home, and will continue with a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose Church, 48 E. Main St., Girard.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, where Pauline will be laid to rest next to her husband and daughter.