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Annamarie Grappo (Colla) Mediate

February 10, 1933 ~ March 13, 2018 (age 85)
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Boardman - There will be a Mass of Christian Burial to be held Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica, Youngstown, with Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio Jr. officiating, preceded by a 12:15 p.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman, for AnnaMarie (Colla) Grappo Mediate, 85, of Boardman, who passed away Tuesday morning, March 13, 2018, with her daughters by her side.

AnnaMarie was born February 10, 1933 in Youngstown, the daughter of Dr. Joseph and Caroline (Lascola) Colla.   

She was a 1952 graduate of Ursuline High School and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Youngstown State University. AnnaMarie taught at Saint Dominic School and Saints Mary and Joseph School in Youngstown, Howard Drive Elementary School in Coral Gables, Florida and with the Youngstown City School System retiring in 1994.   

AnnaMarie’s husband Rocco A. Mediate whom she married in 1992 passed away February 28, 2018.

She is survived by her three children Marie Grappo of Canfield, Caroline (Ron) Angelilli of Canfield, and Michael (Rachael) Grappo of Boston, five grandchildren Lena, Renee, Ronald, Allegra and Gabrielle, two step-children Vince (Diane) Mediate and Vicki (Joe) Antenucci, four step grandchildren, three nieces and two nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, AnnaMarie was preceded in death by two sisters Nancy Ann Augustine and Carole Ann Snyder.

Family and Friends may pay their respects Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:10 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman, (new location).

On behalf of Annamarie’s family, they would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the entire staff at Select Specialty Hospital-Boardman for their kindness and compassion shown to them and Annamarie throughout this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers material contributions may be made in AnnaMarie’s name to Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, 962 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Youngstown Ohio 44510.

Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to AnnaMarie’s family.


Donations may be made to:

Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley
PO Box 430, Youngstown OH 44501


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