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Violet Spinelli

Born: Mon., Jun. 10, 1918
Died: Sun., Aug. 9, 2020


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 13, 2020
Location: Hennessy Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Fri., Aug. 14, 2020
Location: St. Sebastion Church

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Violet Spinelli, 102, gracefully passed away August, 9 2020. She was born June 10, 1918.   

She was a vivacious, fun spirited, energetic lady who loved her family, friends, and always carried a deck of cards with a bag of coins to play poker anytime or anywhere to win. 

Socially belonged to several clubs: Jolly Misers poker club, Unione Abruzzese Ladies Auxiliary ( Italian Center), making meatballs for 18 years and receiving In 2001 Merit Award.  President of the La Gioia social club, Tops Weight Loss Club, St. Sebastian Church Seniors, and Alpha Delta Pi sorority Mother's Club.

Volunteered with Girl Scouts of USA, North American Indian Cultural Center/bingo, Portage Path, Perkins, Hower Vocational, and Buchtel schools PTA President.

Preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard of 65 years; parents, Frank and Marianna; daughter, Susan; sister, Diana Lias; brothers, Norman (Suzanne) and Vito Jackman. She is survived by her sister, Dorthy Kalstrom; daughters, Sandie (James) Severt, Suzette Spinelli, and Sheryl (James) Maslanka; grandchildren, Rich (Nicole), Sherrie (Nick), Erin (Geoff), Cara (Spencer), and Stephen (Fiancee- Mary); great-grandchildren, Hayley, Violet, Audrey, and new baby girl due in October; several nieces, nephews, and friends.   

Thank you to all those at Ohio Living Rockynol who showed kindness and gentleness to our Mother and Grandmother.

Visiting hours are Thursday August 13, from 4-7 pm, at Hennessy Funeral Home (corner of York and Main) 552 North Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44310.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am Friday at St. Sebastian Church, 476 Mull Ave, Akron, Ohio 44320. 

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.


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Hennessy Funeral Home, Inc
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
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.

Cora James
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the whole family. She was a verynsweet lady and I enjoyed visiting with her here in Georgia. May her memory be eternal.

Roy Shilts SR
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020

GARDEN PATH was sent by Roy .

In Loving Memory Roy & Darla Shilts & Family

Chalene Osterman
   Posted Wed August 12, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I remember so many good times when we were in Girl Scouts. Your grandmother lived a long and beautiful life doing what she loved, caring for others. My prayers for you and your family.

An old friend, Chalene Chandler Osterman

Susan Archer (Morris)
   Posted Sat August 15, 2020
Sheryl, Suzette, Sandie,
Your mom was such a good person, it is hard to describe her endless energy. Like my mom, she was always on the go, and involved in so much. The jolly misers was such a fun club for our moms. I remember her from girl scouts and playing together on Gordon Ave. I know how hard it is to lose a parent, no matter what the age. I also know when she gets to heaven she will shake things up! Sympathies to you all. Be there for each other.

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