Emidia A. Bozzelli
Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home
810 Portage Trail
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Emidia A. Bozzelli (Edie/Mimi), 88, went home to be with the Lord on November 17, 2020. She was born to Vito and Anna Spano (Falasco). She was a lifelong resident of Cuyahoga Falls and Akron. Upon graduation from North High School, she began a career at the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. She also enjoyed her employment at Wine Jelly Joe's and Project Learn of Summit County. Mimi met the love of her life, Gib, with whom she enjoyed 64 wonderful years of marriage. Upon retirement, they enjoyed traveling together, especially their trips to Aruba, Hawaii and Italy. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Cuyahoga Falls for nearly 60 years. There, she enjoyed many active years volunteering with the Rosary Altar Confraternity and was instrumental in founding the Mother of Sorrows ministry. She also was a member and served as a president of the Calabrian Guild. Edie was preceded in death by her infant son, Martin Joseph; her father, Vito Spano; and her mother, Anna Spano (Falasco). Living her faith-filled life as a devoted wife and mother, Edie leaves behind her husband, Gib; and her children, Karen and Jim Campbell, Maura and Jim Bozzelli, and Diane and John Hurley. She lived to share her love, faith, affection, traditions, cookies, and her delicious family dinners with her grandchildren, Anthony and Claire Campbell, Michael Hurley, Jack Hurley, Nick Campbell, John Bozzelli, Megan Hurley, Katie Bozzelli and soon to be born great-granddaughter Baby Campbell. Edie leaves behind so many special people that she held in her heart everyday ....cousins, nieces and nephews, neighbors, and friends! The family expresses its utmost gratitude to Dr. Andrea Cerone, Dr. Michael Bage and to her friend and caregiver, Penny. Given the current environment, the family will hold a private Mass of Christian Burial. At the appropriate time in 2021, the family will hold a celebration of Edie's life but someone else will have to bake the cookies! Donations can be made to the IHM Knights of Columbus Council 13517 C/O Scholarship Fund 1905 Portage Trail Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 "A happy family is but an earlier heaven." George Bernard Shaw

Published by Akron Beacon Journal on Nov. 20, 2020.
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Dear Gib and Family, I was sorry to learn about the loss of Edie! The little contact that we had with her, was enough that we could see that she was a loving and caring person! I'm sure that she made a wonderful life for you, her children, grandchildren, relatives and All her loving friends! Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time! She filled Your lives with happiness and sweet feelings I am sure that you will carry them in your hearts forever, May God bless you and comfort you all! Love, Nick, & Joe Cistone And family
Nicholas T Cistone
November 24, 2020
Dear Gib, Diane, Jimmy & Karen,

Like many who knew Edie, it saddens us to learn of this deep loss of such a beautiful and wonderful lady. Along with Gib, she surely lived the dream of raising such a beautiful family. I was one of the lucky ones who met Edie 42 years ago, and I remember it well. We bonded immediately because we both had a common denominator in that we both have three children. Family was number 1 in her life, and she set a great example to many. She had such a zest for life, religion, and family.
And indeed, "a happy family is but an earlier heaven. " She lived a full life! I wish the entire Bozzelli Family much strength during this difficult time in your lives.
Jim Leone
November 23, 2020
I was sorry to read of Edie’s passing. She was one of the kindest people I have had the pleasure to know. She always had a smile and made you feel she genuinely was happy to see you. My condolences to her entire family.
Anne Collins
November 21, 2020
There was an elegance and delicious good humor about Edie. I wrote her a letter or two from college as a continuation of my friendship with Diane. I remember the time I came over for supper wearing a vintage electric blue tuxedo jacket. She loved it---knowing the art of accepting people for who they are. My love, prayers and fond memories are with the Bozzelli family. As Jesus embraces Edie in the mystery of the Resurrection, may Gib and all her loved ones know the warmth of the Holy Spirit. Fr. Michael Hickin
Michael Hickin
November 20, 2020
Karen and Jimmy- David and I are both thinking of you and your family as you go through this difficult time. May you find peace in knowing that your mother's legacy will live on for all of you as you share her recipes, stories and great love for family. Peace my friends...
David and Carol Peter
November 20, 2020
Diane and John,
So sorry to hear about Edie. I remember her fondly from all the Reflections functions.
Condolences Sandy and Craig Jones
Sandra jones
November 20, 2020
I am saddened to hear of the passing of my beloved white mother Edie....(this was an inside joke between Edie and I.)
I met Edie when we both worked for Project: LEARN. I still have the birthday gift she gave me for my 21st birthday. She always made those around her feel special. Edie went above and beyond for her family and friends, she made cookies for my sister's wedding in 1994.
I am blessed that I had the opportunity to know her, I will always hold the memories we shared together in my heart.
May the Holy Spirit bring comfort to Gib, and her family.
Nannette Mitchell
November 20, 2020
It was an honor to have met this beautiful soul. She raised the most amazing family! They are all kind and loving. ❤ We send our love and prayers to all of you.
The Herideens
Ann Herideen
November 20, 2020
Dear Gib and Family:

I was saddened to hear of Edie's passing. The two of you were such a beautiful couple and it was obvious you belonged together. May God bless you and your family during this difficult time.
JoEtte (Supina) Olesky
November 20, 2020
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