LIBERTY - Lena R. Fair, 94, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Sept. 28, 2013, at Hospice House, surrounded by her family.
Born on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1919, in Youngstown, she was the seventh of 10 children of Samuel and Judith Fusco Cicatiello, and a lifelong area resident.
She married James A. Fair on Feb. 22, 1941, at St. Anthony's Church. While her husband served in the Navy during WWII, Lena was employed as a riveter at Youngstown Steel Door.
During her life, Lena was most happy spending time with her family. She will be remembered for being a meticulous homemaker and a wonderful mother. Her family is forever grateful for the values she instilled in them, with respect to family, education and their Catholic faith. Lena was a faithful member of St. Columba Cathedral.
Throughout her years, she enjoyed bowling, playing cards, family outings and sitting outside on hot summer days among her flowers.
She was a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Italamar Club.
Lena leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Ann Stratford of Austintown, Jean (Bill) Wainio, with whom she resided in Liberty, and Marilynn (Tom) Butler of Canfield; four grandchildren, Scott Stratford of Chicago, Linette Stratford of Austintown, Todd (Erin) Stratford of Bay Village and Suzanne (Tim) Stratford-Colburn of Bay Village; and seven great-grandchildren, Will, Scott, Hayden, Emma, Maeve, Regan and Liam.
Lena was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 47 years, who died Feb. 27, 1988; her son, Jimmy; and six brothers, Sam and Tom Cicatiello, Angelo, Pete, Tony and Joe Costello; and three sisters, Caroline Oliver, Cecelia Vossevell and Mary D'Amico.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Schiavone Funeral Home, 1842 Belmont Ave., Youngstown.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of St. Columba, with the Rev. John Keehner officiating.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
The family would like to express its sincere thanks to the 6th floor Intermediate Care Unit of St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown for their excellent care and to the staff at Hospice House for their loving care and support.
Contributions may be made in Lena's name to St. Columba Cathedral or Hospice House of Poland. Visit www.schiavonefh.com to share condolences.