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Michele M. Leone

July 25, 1963 ~ June 2, 2020 (age 56)

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Boardman – Michele M. Leone, 56, of Boardman, passed away on June 2, 2020 at the Hospice House after a long and courageous battle with cancer. As she met her beloved pet Springsteen at the Rainbow Bridge, she knew it was time to go home to the Heavenly Father and transition to a better life.

Michele will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends for her smile, generosity and the kindness.  

Michele, also known as ”Shelly” was born July 25, 1963 in Youngstown, the daughter of Thomas and Jackie (Wallace) Leone. She was a lifelong area resident.

Michele was a 1981 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School and continued her education at the Youngstown Hospital Association School of Radiology where she earned her Degree as a Radiology Technician. She was employed for over 35 years as an X-Ray Technician at several area hospitals, the last being Northside Hospital / Cardiology Cath Lab. 

Michele had many passions throughout her life. She enjoyed reading, running, walking her dog, swimming, shopping and enjoying the sunshine.

Michele proudly completed the Live Strong Program in December 2019 at the YMCA and was nicknamed “The Fighter”.

Michele leaves behind to cherish her memory her father Thomas Leone, a brother Tom Leone who remembers the times they had as children growing up and with whom she would talk and laugh about the old neighborhood and the people they knew. Shelly also leaves behind and special thanks to her aunts, uncles and cousins that were with her throughout this difficult time. Her special friends M.J. and Sherry Gallagher that provided encouragement and were always there to listen. And last, but not least, her little buddy “Chase” that she loved to riding go-carts and playing games with.   

Michele was preceded in death by her mother Jackie Leone and her grandparents Jack and Betty Wallace and Thomas and Clara Leone   

Michele’s family wishes to express appreciation to all that are offering condolences at this time but have elected to have private services due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

A private funeral service held Friday, June 12, 2020 at Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman with Father Kevin Peters as officiant.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman.

Shelly’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the entire staff of Hospice of The Valley and Hospice House for all the care and compassion shown to them and Michele throughout this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers material contributions may be made in Michele’s name to Animal Charity Humane Society, 4140 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio 44512 because of her love for animals.  

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book or send condolences to Michele’s family. 

Go now Shelly and walk in that warm sunshine that you always loved so much and walk miles and miles with your beloved Springsteen.


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Private Services

Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home
4221 Market St.
Youngstown, OH 44512


Animal Charity
4140 Market St., Boardman OH 44512

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