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Catherine L. Willison

September 13, 1913 ~ June 29, 2021 (age 107)

Obituary

 Catherine L. Willison, 107, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, after a long full life.  Catherine was born Sept 13, 1913 in Youngstown, a daughter of John L. and Hannah Newell Sullivan.  She was a 1931 graduate of The Rayen School and a charter member of St. Christine Church.  Catherine’s greatest joy in life was taking care of her family, cooking, baking and crocheting afghans for them.  Her husband John C. Willison, whom she married February 13, 1933, passed away Jan 15, 1996.  She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Barbara Milliron of Austintown, John C. (Delores) Willison, Jr., of Columbiana, Catherine (Patrick) McKenna of Austintown, Carol O’Malley of Columbiana and Robert P. (Roxanne) Willison, Sr of Canfield, grandchildren William Milliron, Cathy Beth McClain, Marty (Lisa) Milliron, Richard Milliron, John C. (Celeste) Willison, III, Diane (Kenneth) Fusco, Michael (Michelle) McKenna, Shelly (Donald) Jackovina, Lisa (William) Larson, Robert O’Malley, Magge (Michael) Lehman, Erin (Joseph) Greenwood, Robert P. Willison, Jr and David Willison, twenty-three grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.   Along with her parents and husband, Catherine is preceded in death by son-in-laws William Milliron and Robert O’Malley, sisters Rita Higgins, Virginia Carney, Florence Dalby and Mary Audrey Mahon, and brothers John Sullivan, Paul Sullivan and James Sullivan.  Friends may call from 9 to 9:45 Saturday at St. Christine Church 31 65 S. Schenley Ave. Youngstown. 

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial following at 10 A.M. celebrated by Rev. Leo Wehrlin Internment will be at Calvary cemetery next to her late husband.

The Willison family would like to thank the staff at Austinwoods Nursing Home for the wonderful care and compassion shown towards Catherine.

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman, Ohio.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
July 3, 2021

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
St. Christine Church
3165 Schenley Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44511

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
July 3, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Christine Church
3165 Schenley Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44511

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