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Serafino Piermarini

Born: Sat., Apr. 16, 1966
Died: Tue., Jun. 15, 2021


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Jun. 20, 2021
Location: Hennessy Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Jun. 21, 2021
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Parish

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Serafino Piermarini, 55, beloved husband, Papa, brother, Zio/Uncle and Nonno, passed away into the arms of our Lord on June 15, 2021 surrounded by his family after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was born April 18,1966 to the late Emidio and Rosa (Traini) Piermarini. Serafino graduated from Walsh Jesuit in 1984 during which time he met his future soul mate Karen (Kraszewski) at a church retreat at St. Anthony of Padua Church. It was love at first sight. His high school sweetheart became his wife on June 10, 1989. Their love together brought 32 years of marriage and five wonderful children, Mariette, Serafino, Christopher, Pellegrino and Domenico. Serafino was a loving father who enjoyed spending time whenever he could with his family. This included coaching all his children’s soccer teams and immersing them in his heritage by bring them to Pretare, Italy. Serafino claimed Pretare was the only place he could read a book due to the temperate weather and beautiful view of Monte Vettore. Serafino was a hardworking man continuing a legacy passed on from his father Emidio to support his family in the family business. Serafino also was able to share his amazing work ethic with his children as they all started young working at the family restaurant. They all enjoyed getting to spend more time with their papa. Serafino was a “goofball” and everyone loved him for it. His silly ties, character impressions, silly jokes and movie quotes along with his contagious laugh brought smiles to everyone in his life. 


He is preceded in death by his parents Rosa and Emidio Piermarini and father-in-law Eugene Kraszewski. He is survived by his loving wife Karen Piermarini; adoring children Mariette (Joseph Vitti), Serafino (Brittany), Christopher (April), Pellegrino (Hallie) and Domenico, his adoring grandchildren Rosalina Vitti, Joseph Vitti, Ildiko Piermarini, Serafina Piermarini (due August 2021) and one more on the way - so far - due January 2022; brothers Pellegrino (Tina, Emidio, Victoria, Olivia), Domenico (Agnese, Emidio, Cesare) and Emidio; in-laws Carol Kraszewski, Fr. Thomas Kraszewski, Kathy Rinaldi (Joe, Jennifer, Nicholas, Julia) and Christopher Kraszewski (Sarah, William).  


Calling hours will be 2:00pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday June 20, 2021 at Hennessy Funeral Home (corner of York and Main) 552 North Main Street, Akron, OH 44310. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Anthony of Padua Church (83 Mosser Pl, Akron, OH 44310) Monday June 21, 2021 at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery Akron, Ohio. 


In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in his name to Tetelestai Cleveland Performing Arts Ministries (P.O. Box 670605, Northfield, Ohio 44067), St. Anthony of Padua Church (83 Mosser Pl, Akron, OH 44310) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Hennessy Funeral Home, Inc
   Posted Wed June 16, 2021
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.

carol Duve
   Posted Wed June 16, 2021

carol Duve
   Posted Wed June 16, 2021

Thoughts for the Grieving Christian was sent by CAROL DUVE.

Melissa Castner
   Posted Wed June 16, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. He was an extraordinary person.

Terri Nairne
   Posted Wed June 16, 2021
Karen and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Serifino was an awesome man and father.
He is now free of pain and in the loving arms of our father in heaven.
Prayers to you and your family.
Terri Nairne

Bobby Grace Wisnack
   Posted Wed June 16, 2021
You and your family are in our thoughts prayers
GodsBlessings Such a sad day
Love Bobby Grace Wisnack

Stephanie Jacobs
   Posted Wed June 16, 2021
Keep all of the wonderful memories in your hearts :)
Sending love and prayers,
The Jacobs Family

Jan Ruper
   Posted Wed June 16, 2021
Dear Karen and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful husband and father. My prayers are with all of you.
Jan Ruper

Rita kalla
   Posted Thu June 17, 2021
My deepest condolences go out to the family for all that knew him he was a great loving person you will be missed by so many.

Dan Malek
   Posted Thu June 17, 2021
Beautiful family and such a loss. Memory eternal! You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Michael A Benton
   Posted Thu June 17, 2021
I am so very sad to learn of the passing of Serafino, my dear former student. I was always so happy to see him working away happily at the restaurant. Such a kind man with a wonderful smile. I send condolences to his wonderful family.

Linda D Cook
   Posted Thu June 17, 2021
My deepest condolences to Serafino's family. I was introduced to him and his fabulous pasta through a mutual friend. He was kind, generous, thoughtful, talented and you could tell he had a deep love for family. His legacy will live on.

Rebecca Ellet Caputo
   Posted Thu June 17, 2021
I am so sorry for the loss of Serafino.

We went to St. Anthony's grade school together, after we graduated, I lost touch.

I did see him once about 13 years ago when we ordered food for my baby shower and I stopped to pick it up.

The thing I will remember the most is his smile! It was a nice smile that warmed your heart.

Many Condolences to all of his family.

Barb,Greg, Francesca, Phillip, Paul, & Maria Novelli
   Posted Thu June 17, 2021
Karen and Family,
Our sincere sympathies are with you all. Prayers sent your way for comfort during this difficult time.

Alyssa Lieb
   Posted Fri June 18, 2021

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Tyler .

Piermarini Family, Sending you all love and support as you navigate this difficult time. May seeing this "ray of sunshine" arrangement remind you of the light and happiness Serafino brought to everyone's lives, and may each ray of sun you feel be his message that he will always be with you. With Warmest Sympathies, Tyler & Alyssa Buckley; Ben Nelson & Mallory Wilson

Jonathan Thornton
   Posted Sat June 19, 2021

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by The Thornton and Conley's Families.

Sara DiBiase
   Posted Sat June 19, 2021
My deepest condolences to the family. My thought and prayers are with all of you.

Deacon Will Yoho
   Posted Sun June 20, 2021
Karen and kids, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you all are in our prayers. I pray that the Lord Jesus will walk beside you, to comfort you and lessen your pain. I always loved running into Serafino, he always had a big smile for everyone and made them feel like we were his best friend. He was a true joy to be around. He will truly be missed.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God Bless you all.
Deacon Will Yoho

Jerry Hoffer
   Posted Wed June 23, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Serafino's passing. He was a really good guy. Although my memories are only really from our days in high school, they are fantastic memories. What a laugh he had!

Walsh Class of "84

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