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Donald Lellio

Donald J. "Bus Head" Lellio

Saturday, July 30th, 1938 - Friday, November 29th, 2019
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Lowellville– Donald J. Lellio, 81, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Nov. 29, 2019, at home with his family by his side.
Donald was born July 30, 1938, in Lowellville, the son of Donato (Ellenico) and Mary (Medaglia) Lellio.
He worked at Republic Steel, General Fireproofing, a courier for National City Bank, and later in life along with his wife as a courier for Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home.
He embraced his Italian heritage and his family most of all. His passion was for music and dancing. He had a wonderful sense of humor and his smile lit up every room he entered.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish and a proud 1957 Graduate of Lowellville High School.
Donald is eternally reunited with his wife, Sandra “Sandi” (Popovich) Lellio whom he married Nov. 26, 1960 and passed away Jan. 29, 2016, and his beloved son, Donald J. Lellio Jr. whom passed away March 14, 1989.
Donald will be forever loved, admired, and remembered by his entire family, especially his three sisters, Lucy Donofrio, Ange Fuline, and Rose Cavalier, all of Lowellville; and a brother, Andrew Lellio of Hubbard. Donald was a true surrogate grandfather to his great nieces: Gianna, Marissa, Julianna, and Francesca, “Frankie” Lellio. Donald developed a special friendship with Anita Mediate who together enjoyed dancing and trips to the casinos.
Besides his wife and son, Donald was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia T. Marapese; and two brothers, Dominic Lellio and Frank J. Lellio Sr.
There will be an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Lowellville.
Friends may call on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Avenue in Boardman.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many nieces and nephews who kept a loving vigil at his bedside, particularly Ursula Lellio who Donald revered as his “daughter”. A special thank you to Hospice of the Valley for their compassionate care.
Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com to view this tribute and send condolences to Donald’s family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home
    Address
    4442 South Avenue
    BOARDMAN, OH 44512
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  • Service

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church
    Address
    131 E. Wood Street
    LOWELLVILLE, OH 44436
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  • Interment

    Location
    Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Cemetery
    Address
    Stewart Road
    LOWELLVILLE, OH 44436
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Benjamin Donatelli

Posted at 02:38pm
R.I.P. my friend...........Ben, JoAnn & Jeannine Donatelli
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Michelina Noren

Posted at 02:02pm
Don was a very special man. He always brought light into the room. His ability to make you smile and laugh was like no other. I have many fond memories at Barbs Cozy corner with my father Jim and all the guys. My daughter, Rachel and grand daughter, Sabreina, loved visiting with him on those mornings growing up. Our Deepest Sympathy to all the family. He will be missed. Sincerely, James Bisconti (Homey) , Mickey Noren (Bisconti), Rachel and Sabreina.
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