Pauline Ann Canale Fontanarosa

Sharpsville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 13 Feb 2019
Burial Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 196849676 · View Source
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FAIRLAWN – “On Feb. 13, 2019, our family lost our amazing mother and Nana, Pauline Ann (Canale) Fontanarosa. She was an inspiration to everyone who knew her, with her elegance, selflessness, perseverance, incredible cooking, and above all, her dedication to family.”

Pauline was born in Sharpsville, Pa., and moved to Youngstown in her childhood.

She attended East High School and had dreams of becoming a flight attendant. However, after she lost her father, the late Lorenzo Canale, she and her mother, the late Agnes Canale, owned and operated their family’s general store and pharmacy.

While working there, Pauline met the late Benny Fontanarosa, and the two were married in 1952. Pauline was the devoted mother of three children, daughter Paula Sabella, son Larry Fontanarosa, and son Phil Fontanarosa; and mother-in-law to Camille Sabella and Kristine Fontanarosa. But the role Pauline cherished most, was being the loving “Nana” to her nine grandchildren, Jennifer McCredy, Joel Fontanarosa, Beth Fontanarosa, Andrew Fontanarosa, Julie Gardner, Lauren Fontanarosa, Carmen Sabella, Julia Sabella, and Annmarie Sabella; and four great-grandchildren, Lily McCredy, Mia McCredy, George Halter, and Dean Halter.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at The Village at St. Edward, 3131 Smith Road, in Fairlawn. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

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  • Created by: J. Rupert
  • Added: 14 Feb 2019
  • Find a Grave Memorial 196849676
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pauline Ann Canale Fontanarosa (unknown–13 Feb 2019), Find a Grave Memorial no. 196849676, citing Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by J. Rupert (contributor 48523021) .