Anne L. (Bernabei) Panella
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age 94 of Canton, passed away Saturday morning. Born in Canton to the late Giacomo and Catherine (Guillano) Bernabei, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Michael Panella;brothers, Joseph Sr, Robert, Anthony and Vincent Bernabei; sisters, Elizabeth Petrarca, Helen Confalone, and Evelyn Bernabei. Anne was a 1938 graduate of Canton McKinley High School and a 60 year member of Christ the Servant Catholic Parish (formerly Our Lady of Peace). She worked at Grover's Outlet then the Hoover Company, but for most of her life she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Anne was an avid dancer, liked to play bingo, collected dolls, loved the Cleveland Indians and Browns and was an excellent baker. She was a member of the Padunettes of St. Anthony, Canton Moose, McKinley Eagles, North Canton Elks and several card clubs.
She is survived by her daughter, Catherine Fitzgibbon with whom she lived; son, Michael J. Panella of Canton; granddaughter, Michele Fitzgibbon; sister, Carmel Hudak of Canton; sister-in-law, Phyllis Bernabei of Las Vegas, Nev.; numerous nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Christ the Servant Catholic Parish (1001 39th St. NW, Canton, OH 44709) with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Edward Stafford as celebrant. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Anne's name may be made to Christ the Servant Catholic Parish, St. Anthony/All Saints Parish or Sancta Clara Monastery.
Rossi Funeral Home Inc
730 30th Street NW Canton, OH 44709
Published in The Repository on May 12, 2014