YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Alveretta Ann “Alvie” Cerofolini Bednar, 84, passed away Sunday morning, August 27, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Alvie was born on December 23, 1932, in New Castle, Pennsylvania, to Maria (Bindi) Cerofolini and Angelo Cerofolini and had lived in Canfield for the last 45 years.
She graduated from Shenango High School in 1950 and worked for McBride-Shannon Insurance Company before her marriage.
She leaves behind to hold onto her precious memories, her beloved husband of 50 years, Joseph, whom she married on August 26, 1967; her daughter, Christine and son-in-law, Anthony Gioia of Carmel, Indiana; her two grandsons, Zachary and Connor Gioia, who were the light of her life and her sister-in-law, Mary Bednar of Canfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Green Leaves Garden Club, Canfield AARP No. 3104 and the Fun and Fitness Exercise Club.
Alvie enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and spending time with her family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church in Canfield at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
The family will be receiving friends for calling hours at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel on Friday, September 1, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, September 2 from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. at the church.
She will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
Each night we shed a silent tear,
As we speak to you in prayer.
To let you know we love you,
And just how much we care.
Take our million teardrops,
Wrap them up in love,
Then ask the wind to carry them,
To you in heaven above.
A television tribute will air Thursday, August 31 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.