Frances DiNovo (nee LoPresti), October 24, 1938 – June 30, 2020, loving wife of Leonardo (deceased), dearest mother of Rosemaria (deceased), Pasquale (Christine), Maria Mruzek (Daniel), Ignatius (Renee), Marco (Erica), and Lisa; devoted grandmother of Melissa and Leo; Joseph, Carl, Phillip and Dominic Mruzek; Josephine and Julianna; Matthew, Luke, John and Roman; Leo, James and Maria Yane, dearest sister of Augustine LoPresti (wife Frances) (both deceased), cherished sister-in-law of Joseph (deceased) (wife Anna) DiNovo; Josephine Caruso (husband James, deceased); Mariella Soria (husband Nick); Eugene (wife Martha) DiNovo; and Susan Balsamo (husband Gino); beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews as well as cousin of many both in America and Italy.
A proud graduate from the original Notre Dame Academy in Cleveland, Frances was married in July of 1960 to Leonardo, the love of her life for forty years. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly and enjoyed the company of family and friends throughout her life. She did everything for her children and often considered them like a rainbow which God puts in the sky as a sign, each one unique and special. Always a strong and diligent woman, Frances worked for some 20 years at Great Lakes Cheese to help put all five of her children through college. She was an active parishioner of St. Helens Church in Newbury, Ohio since 1975. Along with her husband, Frances was the gracious host of countless family parties, wine blessings, home masses, and gatherings with friends throughout the years. She will always be remembered as being excellent at hospitality and a most wonderful cook as well. Her life was filled with many blessings and she will be missed by many.
Entombment Knollwood Cemetery. FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO GATHER for Mass of Christian Burial 10 am FRIDAY at St. Helen's Church, 12060 Kinsman Rd., Newbury, OH 44065. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE FIORITTO FUNERAL HOME, 5236 MAYFIELD RD., LYNDHURST (EAST OF RICHMOND RD.) THURSDAY 5-7 pm.
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