Concetta Gioiello Lyell 1926-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs
Niles – Concetta “Connie” Gioiello Lyell, 94, passed away on Saturday August 7, 2021 at The Suites at Continuing Healthcare of Niles.
She was born on September 14, 1926 to Giuseppe and Pasqualina Mauro Gioiello.
Connie graduated in 1945 from Niles McKinley High School and graduated in 1953 from the Seton School of Nursing in Austin, Texas. Connie worked at various hospitals in the Mahoning Valley before spending 25 years as an industrial nurse at Republic (LTV) Steel, retiring in 1990.
On December 26, 1953, Connie married Robert J. Lyell of New Orleans, Louisiana, and shared over 50 years of marriage with him before his death in March 2011. Together they raised three children, Margaret (James Slavin ) Lyell from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Robert (Mary Kay) Lyell Jr. from Niles and Mary Frances Lyell from Santa Cruz, California.
Connie enjoyed traveling – especially to Italy – playing and working at bingo, cheering on the Cleveland Indians, listening to polka music, visiting area casinos, being part of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society, and volunteering as as Eucharistic minister and festival worker at Notre-Dame du Mont Carmel Church in Niles, of which she was a life member.
Above all, however, Connie spent time with her grandchildren, Katie (Joe) Fallo of Niles, Billy (Jessica) Lyell of Naples, Fla., And Patrick Lyell of Cleveland, and her great grandchildren, Benjamin, Joseph, Susie and Daniel, who will all remember their “Nonna” as a staunch supporter and confidant.
In addition to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Connie is survived by her sisters-in-law, Bonnie Gioiello and Betty Gioiello, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins both locally and in Naples, in Italy.
Besides her husband and parents, Connie was predeceased by her siblings, Carmen Gioiello, Neil Gioiello and Amelia Datchuk.
A Christian funeral mass will be held on Thursday, August 12 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles.
Interment will be in All Souls Cemetery.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude and thanks to the amazing staff at The Suites at Continuing Healthcare of Niles, who took care of Connie both during the pandemic and in her final days.
Material contributions in Connie’s memory can be made at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 381 Robbins Ave., Niles, OH 44446.
Arrangements are made by Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles. Family and friends can visit www.josephrossifuneralhome.com to view this obituary and send their condolences to Connie’s family.