YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lena E. Nardella, 94, formerly of Glen Oaks Drive, passed away Thursday afternoon, November 10, 2016, at Briarfield Manor in Austintown.
Lena was born October 20, 1922, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Joseph and Eusebia Cio Gutierrez and was a lifelong area resident.
She graduated from Chaney High School and worked at Century Foods and at Loblaw’s before becoming a homemaker who dedicated her life to raising and caring for her family.
Lena enjoyed bowling, playing cards and dancing in her younger days.
Mrs. Nardella was a member of St. Christine Church and of the Youngstown Police Ladies’ Auxiliary.
Lena leaves her husband of 70 years, Frank R. Nardella, Sr., whom she married July 6, 1946; her son, Frank R. Nardella, Jr. (Kay Mayhew) of Boardman; her daughter, Patricia Nardella of Roswell, Georgia; three grandchildren, Tina (Steve) Bell, Alicia (Dr. Corey) Brown and Rena Olenick; five great-grandchildren, Jillian, Natalie, Nolan, Justin, and Grady and a brother, Joseph Gutierrez of Youngstown.
Lena was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Nardella; two brothers, Herman and Angelo Gutierrez and two sisters, Carmel Aguliar and Pilar Ross.
Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 14, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, where funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m.
Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
Memorial contributions may be made in Lena’s name to St. Christine Church, 3165 S Schenley Ave, Youngstown, Ohio 44511.
Please visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view and share this obituary, and to send condolences online to Lena’s family.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, November 15 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. MyYTV, 9:58 a.m. on FOX, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.