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Daisy Teresa (Marchio) Tomei

Born: Wed., Oct. 11, 1922
Died: Sun., Nov. 1, 2015


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 04, 2015
Location: Hennessy Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Thu., Nov. 05, 2015
Location: Blessed Trinity Church

Interment following funeral service

Thu., Nov. 05, 2015
Location: Holy Cross Cemetery

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Daisy Teresa (Marchio) Tomei
93 years of age
Born October 11, 1922
Died November 1, 2015

Daisy was born October 11, 1922, In Mount Hope, West Virginia, to Jack and Vicenza Marchio.  After her father's death in 1944, she and her mother moved to Akron where she landed her first job at FirestoneTire and Rubber Company.  Due to the war effort (as well as her physical stature) Daisy became a "Rosie the Riveter."  After the war Daisy met the love of her life, Victor.  They later married in St. Martha Church on July 4th, 1946.

Daisy was active in church, involving herself in the Altar and Rosary Society, School Reading programs as well as youth projects for the grade school children.  For 23 years, Daisy was involved with the Cub Scout programs at St. Martha's Grade School.

Daisy's passion for animals could easily rival St. Francis of Assisi.  No matter what four or sometimes two-legged critter would show at the doorstep, Daisy would take it in, feed, and care for the unfortunate beast.

However, the gift this little woman obtained was the ability to cook for an entire regiment.   Daisy never believed in feeding anyone small portions when it came to preparing a meal.  When St. Martha's celebrated their summer carnival, Daisy would fix and prepare pizza for the entire function.  On many occasions, after St.Vincent-St. Mary home football games, the senior football players and with her son, Provie, would meet at the house while, Daisy would fix pizza for all of them. Daisy, having raised two boys was thrilled to have three granddaughters to enjoy and teach the finer art of cooking.  Gina, Emily and Megan, whom she was so proud of, were the loves of her life.

Daisy was a loving, giving, nurturing person, who will be truly missed.  She will now join her soulmate Victor (1998) where they will join hands together and again witness their love of each other in the eternal light of our Heavenly Father.

Daisy is preceded in death by her loving husband Victor, father (Jack), mother (Vicenza), sisters (Virginia, Mary, Teresa), brothers (Edward, Frank, Andy, Provie), sisters-in-law Angelina Colella, Lena Tomei, Margaret Marchio and brother-in-law John Tomei.

Daisy is survived by her sons Victor J. (Jo-Ann), Provie (Susan), granddaughters, Gina (Chris) Cox and Emily and Megan Tomei, brother-in-law, Joseph Tomei, Armando Colella, sister-in-law Katherine Tomei, brother and sister- in- law Fred and Louise Tomei.

A very special thank you to the staff of Briarwood Nursing Home for their kindness and constant loving care and support and to Crossroads Hospice for their support and vigilant care.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, November 4, from 4 to 8 pm at The Hennessy Funeral Home, 552 Main Street, Akron, Ohio.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am Thursday,  November 5, at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, (Formerly St. Martha's), 300 E. Tallmadge Avenue, Akron.  Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. 

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater East Ohio Area Chapter, 70 West Streetsboro Street, Suite 201, Hudson, OH  44236. 

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The Hennessy Family and the Staff of Hennessy Funeral Home
   Posted Mon November 02, 2015
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

We offer our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

The Hennessy Family and the Staff of Hennessy Funeral Home

Susan Johnston
   Posted Wed November 04, 2015
My sympathy to Jack, JoAnn, Gina, Chris & their family & friends in the passing of Daisy. A beautiful tribute to a long & grace filled life. She has left so many great memories for all of you. It is a passing of an era & a closing of some wonderful chapters. May you feel blessed to have experienced the Italian Culture through her passions in life especially all the wonderful food. God Peace to you all @ this time of loss.
My Deepest Sympathy,🌹
Susan Johnston🌹🌹🌹🌹

Dominic Mushines Jr.
   Posted Wed November 04, 2015
Dear Aunt Daisy..I first send to your entire family my deepest sympathies for their loss of all your beauty , love, and presence. Next, I thank you for all the many childhood and early life memories that you have left with me. I shall never forget the happiness and beauty of your smile and your laughter. As a young boy you always brought forth a feeling of real joy just to be around you. May your eternal rest be with the peace and love of the Heavenly
Father and those before you. Love..Dominic Junior

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