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Virginia (DeLuco) Bellino
January 28, 1926 ~ November 21, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Liberty – Virginia (DeLuco) Bellino, 97, of Liberty, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, November 21, 2023 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Virginia was born January 28, 1926 in Youngstown, the daughter of Anthony and Esperina (Worrellia) DeLuco and was affectionately known by everyone as “Tootsie”.
She was a 1945 graduate of East High School and was a lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley.
After her graduation Tootsie was employed at Welles Department Store along with the Mahoning National Bank Bond Window downtown Youngstown for many years.
Virginia married the love of her life Francis “Chick” Bellino on June 7, 1947 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church by Monsignor Vito Franco. Together they began a family and were blessed with over 73 years of wonderful memories together until his passing on October 19, 2020.
Tootsie was also a proud homemaker which brought her great joy. She centered her life around her family always making them her top priority. Tootsie loved spoiling all her grandchildren and great grandchildren as their Grammy. She was a fabulous baker and cook and her family will miss her pizzelles along with all the other excellent Italian dishes she prepared.
Virginia was a lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica and held a special devotion to St. Anthony of Padua and participated for numerous years in his novena which is held for 13 consecutive Tuesdays and his Feast Day is always celebrated on June 13.
Tootsie had many enjoyments throughout her life. She would look forward to playing cards with her long time card club ladies which they did for many years.
Tootsie leaves behind to hold onto to her precious memories; two children Nicholas (Marlene) Bellino and Kathy (Joseph) LaRocca both of Liberty; her four grandchildren Christopher (Jessica) Bellino, Dr. Nicholas Bellino, Nicole (Mark) Schroedel and Jennifer (Joe) Paris; eight great grandchildren, Nixon, Silvio, Kamryn, Carson, Sienna, Anella, Gianna and Nico and many nieces and nephews who knew her as “Aunt Toots “along with cousins and friends.
Virginia is now reunited with her parents Anthony and Esperina DeLuco, her beloved husband Francis, an infant grandson, a sister Mary Ann (Sam) Mortellaro, a brother Francis (Lucille) DeLuco and her father and mother in-law Nicola and Rose Bellino.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Monday, November 27, 2023 from 11:00 am until 12:20 pm at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. Boardman, where a prayer service will be held at 12:25 pm.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday, November 27, 2023 at 1:00 pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, 343 Via Mount Carmel , Youngstown with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio officiating.
Burial will take place next to her husband at Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Bellino family.