Boardman – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Dominic Church, 77 E. Lucius Ave., Youngstown, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Peter Polando as celebrant and Father Gregory Maturi as con-celebrant, preceded by a prayer service held at 9:30 a.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Baordman for Carmine L. Cassese, 57, a lifelong resident of Youngstown, Ohio passed away Friday, June 28 surrounded by family and friends. A host of angels, led by his daughterJaclyn Marie, lifted him to heaven.
Carmine was born on July 30, 1955 in Youngstown, the son of Joseph L. and Carmela G. Cassese.
He grew up on the South Side of Youngstown and attended St. Dominic grade school and Cardinal Mooney High Schoolbefore graduating from Ohio State University in 1977.
He married the former Patty Bires on August 26th, 1977, at St. Cyril and Methodius Church. Following graduation, hetaught Industrial Arts at Cardinal Mooney and worked for the City of Youngstown before leaving to join Youngstown State University’s Athletic Department where he worked as the Head Equipment Manager for 25 years before retiring in 2011.
In addition to Youngstown State, Carmine worked endlessly and tirelessly at his family’s restaurant, the MVR. As the third generation Cassese to serve Youngstown, Carmine gradually transformed a small family restaurant in the Smoky Hollow into a destination spot. Besides the additional dining rooms, bocce courts, or patios resulting from his passion for projects, Carmine left behind a legacy of memories resulting from his gift for storytelling. Whether at the bar or joining customers at their table, Carmine touched many people’s lives and made everyone feel like family. Even though Carmine was often going in a thousand directions, family and friends were always his top priority.
In addition to his parents, he leaves behind his loving wife Patty (Bires) Cassese; son Joseph and his wife Erica; and son Frank and his fiancée Jessica Mansfield. Carmine is survived by his sisters Theresa (Anthony) Provenzale; Carla Coristin, Gina (Patrick) Kiraly, and Lia (Bill) Stana. His beloved grandchildren, Francesca Jaclyn and Carmine Joseph (Baby Pa)Cassese as well as his many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Preceding Carmine in death are his daughter Jaclyn Marie; his grandparents Catherine and Carmine Cassese and Theresa and Michael Altomare; and his brother-in-law Michael Coristin.
Friends may call on Monday, July 1, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman
Burial will take place at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Coitsville.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com. to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Cassese family.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be sent to the Youngstown State University Penguin Club (a 501-C3 non profit) (checks made out to The Penguin Club) Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, Ohio 44555 where the funds will be distributed between the Carmine L. Cassese Scholarship at Youngstown State University and The James Cancer Center at Ohio State University for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
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