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Rose M. Chiazza, 86, of Cridersville, died at 3:05 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at the Otterbein Nursing Home in Cridersville.
She was born Sept. 24, 1924, in California, Pa., to Rose (Masaresi) and Philip DiFilippo. On July 2, 1949, she married Samuel L. Chiazza, who died June 27, 2010.
She is survived by three sons, John C. (Mary) Chiazza, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Pilip A. (Sue) Chiazza, of Pomona, Calif., and Angelo J. (Sallie) Chiazza, of Mooresville, N.C.; a daughter, Jerry (Deb R.) Hight, of Wapakoneta; six grandchildren, Tara, Samuel J. and Nicole Chiazza, Lyndsey (Ty) Kuhns, and Nicholas and Anthony Hight; a great granddaughter, Carmella Kuhns; a step great grandson, Devin Kuhns; a brother, John (Genevieve) DiFilippo, of California, Pa.; and a sister, Carmella Stazzone, of Westwood, N.J.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse and a brother, Charles DiFilippo.
Rose was a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church. She also was a member of the Elkettes and the Eagles Auxiliary 370. She had volunteered at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She loved playing bridge and was an avid golfer, having played in the Elkettes Ladies Golf League and the General Dynamics Ladies Golf League. She most of all enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and her great grandchild. She never knew a stranger and was considered by many as the sweetest person around.
A Mass of Christian Burial is to be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Lima, with the Rev. Norbert Howe officiating. A parish wake service is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will follow at Gethsemani Mausoleum in Lima.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Shawnee Chapel of the Chiles-Laman Funeral Home. Visitation will be followed by an 8 p.m. parish wake service.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Charles Catholic Church or the American Kidney Foundation or St. Ritaâ€™s Hospice.
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