BOARDMAN – Mildred L. Trocchio, 94, passed away Friday morning at The Inn at Walker Mill with her family by her side.
Mrs. Trocchio was born March 10, 1926 in Campbell and a daughter of Andrew and Philomena Ricchuiti Sferra, formerly of Foxridge Drive, and was a lifelong member of the community.
During the World War II, Mrs. Trocchio was a member of Rosie the Riveter as a crane operator at Youngstown Sheet and Tube, once the war ended Mrs. Trocchio was employed by the Youngstown City School System for over 25 years teaching at Grant Elementary and Adams Junior High Schools and was a 1987 recipient of the Martha Holden Jennings Scholar Award. After retiring from teaching she was a sales clerk for J.C. Penney’s.
Mrs. Trocchio was a 1943 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School, graduate of Youngstown State University receiving her Bachelor of Science in Education.
Mrs. Trocchio was a member of the State Teachers Retirement and the Mahoning County Retired Teachers Associations. As an avid Bridge player, she belonged to Canfield Duplicate Bridge Club and the Southside Duplicate Bridge Club, also a member of the Poland Mah-jongg Club. Mrs. Trocchio was a long time member of the YMCA in which she would swim daily and returned to the YMCA to celebrate her 94th birthday with family and many friends.
She leaves to cherish her memory, daughters, Janice (John David) Winans of Cortland and Mary Beth Trocchio of Mission Viejo, California; a son, Thomas (Rozi) Trocchio of Medina; sister, Bernice Ciolli of Mission Viejo, California; six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and to her dear and close friend, Donna Popney.
Besides her parents, Mrs. Trocchio was preceded in death by her husband, Enraldo Paul Trocchio whom she married May 29, 1948 and who passed away May 15, 2013, a son, Freddie; sisters, Rose Ciolli and Alice Kenyon; brothers, Ernest Sferra and Alfred Sferra and a son in law, Don Winans.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, July 23, 2010, at 11 a.m. in St. Luke Church and the family will receive relatives and friends from 10:00 am to 10:45 am also at the church. In keeping with current practices please wear masks if possible and social distancing will be observed.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of The Inn at Walker Mill and to Linda for being there with their mother, and to Ohio Living Hospice and to their mother’s hospice nurse, Francine.
The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ohio Living Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Building E, Suite 201, Canfield, Ohio 44406 or ohioliving.org.
Thoughts and condolences may be sent to the funeral home website www.mccauleyfuneral.com.
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