YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Edward P. Noga at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 29 at St. Patrick Church, Youngstown, for Joan P.(Richards) Campolito, 82, who passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, January 24 at her home with her loving family by her side.
Joan was born September 11, 1935 in Youngstown, a daughter of Joseph and Priscilla Brazitsky Richards.
She was a former co-owner of Ralph’s Sparkle Market on the city’s south side.
Upon retirement she moved to Tuscon, Arizona to fulfill her husband’s dreams of living there.
After his passing, she returned to North Lima to be with her son.
Full of life and energy, she went to work for the Boardman School District, as a bus aide for handicapped children.
She embraced the holidays, especially Christmas time, as she was known for her Christmas Eve dinners, where all were welcome to enjoy her fabulous baking and cooking.
Her husband Norman, whom she married June 18,1955, passed away October 2, 1999.
Joan will be sadly missed by her devoted daughter, Lisa (Dennis) Pellegrene of Canfield whose home she was cared for during the past several months; her son, Michael of North Lima; her brothers, Jack (Pat) Richards of Plano, Texas, Den (Cheryl) Richards of Poland and Ron (Tammy) Richards of Goodrich, Michigan and her sister-in-law, Joann Richards.
Besides her husband, Joan is preceded in death by a brother, Timothy Richards.
Material tributes can be made in Joan’s memory to the Beatitude House, 238 Tod Lane, Youngstown, Ohio 44504.
Friends may call for 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Monday, January 29 at St. Patrick Church, Youngstown prior to Mass.
Arrangements are by the Fox Funeral Home, Boardman. Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to send condolences.
A television tribute will air Monday, January 29 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.