Youngstown- A prayer service will be held on Saturday April 15, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Christ Our Savior/St. Nicholas Church both in Struthers for Maria DeChellis, 89, who passed away Saturday evening April 8, 2023.
Maria was born in Pacentro, Provincial of L’Aquila, Italy, a daughter of Guerino and Virginia DiPilla DeMartinis. She came to America in 1960 and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Christ Our Savior/ St. Nicholas Church and was a member of Pacentro Club Women’s Auxiliary.
Maria married Crescenzo DeChellis on June 10, 1957, and he passed away November 28, 2013. She leaves two sons Pasquale (Lynn) DeChellis and Enzo DeChellis, a daughter Mary Ann (Robert) Graff, a brother Marco DeMartinis, a sister Anna DeMatteo and five grandchildren Danielle (Lance) Ronghi, Christopher (Lauren) DeChellis, Dante (Montana) DeChellis, Gina DeChellis, Adam Graff, and two great grandchildren Adalynn and Emma Ronghi.
Maria was preceded in death by her husband and a sister Elia Cook.
Friends may call on Friday, April 14, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Clemente Funeral Home at 700 Fifth Street in Struthers, 44471.
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