AUSTINTOWN- On Sunday, September 26, 2021, Grace (“Gracie” Franke) McClain, 65, of Austintown, Ohio was called home to be with our lord.
Grace was born on April 12th, 1956, to Anthony and Beatrice (Dash) Franziskakis. Grace was raised on the east side of Youngstown and was a graduate of North High School.
Grace was the proud mother of her two children, Justin Nathaniel Salata and April Lynn Baird, although everyone knows the true loves of her Life where her Dog (Jimmy) and Bird (Rambo).
Grace took an amazing pride in all of her Family and Friends, she loved entertaining and cooking for them, always with a smile on her face as they surrounded her. She was kind-hearted and always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, and she would proudly boast their accomplishments.
She leaves behind to hold onto her precious memories her son Justin Nathaniel Salata, daughter April Baird, grandchildren Jarrod Figley, Gaven Cordell, Aryana Helena Romano Salata, Gianna Nicole Salata, Hudson Michael Burton Salata, Grayson Nathaniel Salata, a step son Rick McClain Jr., her brother Mark Franziskakis, and her sisters Mary Ann Dunlap, Antoinette (Donald) Nitzsky, Kathy (Tom) Minerd, Sue Cordova, Jennifer (Nick) Ruozzo and Jackie Franke along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She now joins in peaceful rest her husband Rick McClain, son-in-law Charlie Baird, a brother Tony Franke, and a sister Chrissy Dash who preceded her in death.
Family and friends may pay their respects to Grace on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 1:00 pm until 2:55 pm with a funeral service to begin at 3:00 pm all at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman with Deacon Bob Friedman as officiant.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com. to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to Grace’s family.
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