The Life of Carmel L Holecko



NORTH LIMA – There will be funeral services at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Christine Church in Youngstown, for Carmel L. Holecko, 92, who passed away Monday morning, Feb. 23, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

Carmel was born June 22, 1922, in Youngstown, the daughter of James and Antoinette (Serafino) Ferrara.

Carmel was a cross guard for Boardman Schools. She was a member of St. Christine Church. Carmel loved to cook and enjoyed driving, but her greatest joy was being around her family, especially her grandchildren.

Her husband, John J. Holecko Sr., whom she married Feb. 16, 1946, passed away Feb. 25, 1978.

Carmel will be remembered lovingly by her two daughters, Annette (Charles) Petrarca and Kathy Thomas; son John J. (Anne) Holecko Jr.; six grandchildren, Nicole (Joe) Varone, Stephanie (Michael) Sosnowski, Megan (Michael) Ambrosia, Joshua (Chelsey) Holecko, Cody Holecko, and Neil (Meaghan) Thomas; five great-grandchildren; and brother Ralph Ferrara.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sister Connie Nespeca.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of the service on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests any contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at to view this tribute and send condolences to Carmel’s family.


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