Passing of Nancy Florimonte Flowers 1948-2023

Nancy Rose Flowers
nee Florimonte
February 3, 2023 (age 74)

Nancy Rose Flowers

Nancy Rose Flowers (nee Florimonte), 74, of Cincinnati peacefully passed away February 3, 2023 with her family by her side. She was born September 19, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Benevengo) Florimonte. Beloved wife of Jim for 54 years. Loving mother of Jim (Lisa) Flowers, Chris (Laura) Flowers, Kelly (Dave) Combs, Matt (Erin) Flowers. Cherished Granny of Jordan Flowers, Jack (Ignas Karaliunas) Flowers, Faith (Luke) Jett, Benjamin Flowers, Emily Flowers, Luke Flowers, Samantha Flowers, Perry Combs. Dear sister of Mike (Susan) Florimonte, and the late Patty (Jim) Stanghetti. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other family members and friends.

The 9:00 AM Mass on Sunday, February 26 will be in honor of Nancy at San Antonio Church, 1950 Queen City Avenue, Cincinnati 45214. A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held in the undercroft of San Antonio church immediately after Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the “San Antonio Fund”, Holy Family Parish, 3006 West Eighth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45205.

On February 26, 2023, this 1st Sunday in Lent, we welcome members from the Flowers, Florimonte, Benevengo, Combs, Cerchio Minella and Stanghetti Families back to San Antonio Church to mourn and remember their matriarch, Nancy Jean (Florimonte) Flowers who passed away on February 3, 2023 on the Feast of St. Blaise at the age of 74.  Nancy Rose Flowers (Nee Florimonte) was the daughter of the late Michael (Michele) Joseph Florimonte (1922-1975) and Mary Grace (Benevengo) Florimonte (1925-1987) both born in Italy; married in 1947 after he served in the Army in World War II.  They both came from large families and were proud of their Italian Heritage.  On her father Michael’s side Nancy was close with his siblings, her Aunts and Uncles, Louise, Lena, Antoinette, Anna Marie, Angelo, Anthony, and Joseph.  Nancy had many cousins from the Florimonte, Cerchio, Minella Di Stasi, Nese, Odenbach, Sprecker and Volpe families with many relatives still living in Italy.  Nancy’s Grandparents, her father Michael parents were Giuseppe (Joseph) Florimonte (1900-1961) and Rosaria Maria (Minella) Florimonte (1900-1971) who were married on April 7, 1921 in Felitto, Italy arrived in New York on July 28, 1922 then settled in Akron, Ohio where their 1st child Louise (1929-1988) was born. 

Nancy’s Great Grandparents on the Florimonte side were Michele Florimonte (1848-1929) and 1st wife Maria Carmela( Nese) Florimonte (1847-1880) married on February 20, 1871 and welcomed 2 children before she died after 9 years of marriage.  Michele wed 2nd wife,  Luigia  (Di Stasi ) Florimonte (1860-1949) and would add 9 children to their family as they lived their whole lives in Italy and are buried there. 

Nancy’s Great Great Grandparents were Nicola Florimonte (1811-1853) and Anna (Minella) Florimonte who married on January 16, 1836 in Italy and had 2 children before he died at the age of 42.  They are all buried in Felitto, Italy.  Her Great Great Great Grandparents were Francantonio Florimonte and Giuseppa (Volpe) Florimonte who welcomed 3 children Carmela (1806-1852), Gaetana Vincenza Florimonte born in 1810, and Nicola Florimonte (1811-1853) in Felitto, Italy.

Nancy’s mother, Mary Grace Benevengo Florimonte’s parents and her grandparents were John Benevengo (1888-1969) who came to the U.S. through Boston, Massachusetts in 1914 at the age of 26 and Jeanette (Cirrone) Benevengo (1891-1968) who arrived from Italy earlier in 1912 and lived in Boston, Massachusetts with parents Louis and Rose (Recchia) Cirrone.  John Benevengo and Jeanette Cirrone were married in Pennsylvania in 1923. The Benevengo Uncles and Aunts:  Frank, Louis, John,, Margaret, Jean, and Rose with Nancy sharing many cousins from the Bamonte, Inman and Kleinger Families. 

Nancy (Florimonte) Flowers grew up with many ties to South Fairmount along with her late sister Patricia Jean (Florimonte) Stanghetti (1950-2020) and brother Michael Florimonte.   Nancy wed James (Jim) Flowers in October of 1968 at San Antonio Church with her sister Pat Florimonte as her Maid of Honor.  In May of 1972, Nancy (Florimonte) Flowers witnessed her sister Patty’s wedding to James (Jim) Stanghetti also at San Antonio Church.   Before her passing, Nancy and Jim Flowers celebrated 54 years as a loving couple who spent many memorable vacations with their family.  They welcomed 4 children, 3 sons and 1 daughter during those happily married years and joyfully celebrated their 4 family weddings of Jim to Lisa, Chris to Laura, Kelly to Dave and Matt to Erin.  Nancy was thrilled when grandchildren entered their family and was proud of all their accomplishments as she saw them grow and flourish as they approached adulthood.    

Nancy’s Grandchildren: Jordan Flowers, Jack (Ignas Karaliunas) Flowers, Faith (Luke) Jett, Benjamin Flowers, Emily Flowers, Luke Flowers, Samantha Flowers and the youngest Perry Combs who enjoyed the many memorable times she spent with her beloved Granny.  Nancy also leaves her brother Mike, sister-in-law Susan, and their family; brother-in-law, Jim Stanghetti and her late sister Pat and their family, and cousin Vince and Jean Cerchio and their family.  Our San Antonio Church Community sends their condolences and prayers on the loss of Nancy Jean (Florimonte) Flowers (1948-2023).

By Terrie Evans

Passing of Deanne “Dee” Gardonio 1958-2023

Dee Gardonio
January 22, 2023 (age 64)

Deanne “Dee” Gardonio

Deanne “Dee” Gardonio was received into the Glory of Heaven on January 22, 2023, at the age of 64 years old.

She leaves her “Soulmate” and life partner Frank Perrotta, Her Father, Thomas Gardonio (Deceased), Step-Father E. Lanier Walker (Deceased), Mother Dolores Walker, Sister Denise (Tom) Sebastiano, Brother Michael (Nancy) Gardonio, Sister Gayle Dunbar (Deceased), Sister Lisa (Mike) Clyde, Sister Lori (David) DeMoss, Brother Brian (Daycy) Walker. Her Step-Children, Umberto (Stepheny) Perrotta, Sergio Perrotta, Aldo (Rebecca) Perrotta, Marcello (Katryna) Perrotta, Gigi’s Step Grandchildren, Niko, Cyntina, Christiano and Reina Perrotta. Nieces, Nichole and Jessica Dunbar, Nephew Brandan (Carrie) Strickland, Niece Stephanie Key (Winder), Nephew Donald (Heather) Winder, Niece Audrey (Alfred) Muro, Nephew Anthony (Kristina) Sebastiano, Nephew Michael Glaser, Nephew Bryan (Maggie) Clyde. Many Great Nieces and Great Nephews.

Family and friends will be received at San Antonio Church, Friday, February 3, 2023 from 9:30am to 10:45am with a Mass to follow at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the Men’s and Ladies Society at San Antonio Church 1950 Queen City Avenue, Cincinnati

By Terrie Evans

Passing of Matthew Cupito, 1963-2022

Matthew J. Cupito
November 20, 2022 (age 57)

Matthew J. Cupito

CUPITO, Matthew J. ‘#61’, Beloved husband of Carrie Cupito (Nee Dunfee). Proud and loving father of Ryan. Cherished son of Joseph and Mary Anne Cupito (Nee Welge). Loving brother of Steve (Erin), Adam (Laurie) and Mark (Geri) Cupito. Special uncle of Brad (Karissa), Bryan (Carly), Mark (Madeleine), Andrew, Emma, Nicholas Cupito. Great uncle of four knuckleheads Callie, Ava, Carter and Jack Cupito. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Matt was an avid golfer, sports enthusiast and a friend to everyone. Passed away suddenly after a hard fought battle with cancer on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at 58 years of age.

Visitation at MEYER FUNERAL HOME, 5864 Bridgetown Rd., on SATURDAY from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Followed by Mass of Christian Burial at San Antonio Church, 1950 Queen City Ave., at NOON.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 341 Erkenbrecker Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229 or Elder High School Athletic Program, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.


Saturday, November 26
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM    

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5864 Bridgetown Road Cincinnati, OH 45248
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Saturday, November 26
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Passing of Mary L. Russo

Mary A. Russo
October 6, 2022 (age 87)

Mary L. Russo (nee Stevens)

Beloved wife of Frank L. Russo. Loving mother of Pam Baechle, Tony (Sheri) Russo, and Perry (Cinamon) Russo. Cherished grandmother of Ryan, Jason (Mark), Samantha, Amanda (Ryan), Nick, Nicole (Jonathan), and Hunter. Adored great grandmother of Braelyn, Christian, Sawyer, Finn, Jett, Baker, Aubrey, and Luke. Also survived by a loving extended family and many friends.

Passed away on Thursday October 6, 2022. Age 87 years.

Visitation Wednesday October 12th from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM at the Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home (2880 Boudinot. Ave., 45238). Followed by a 12 Noon Mass of Christian Burial at San Antonio Church (1950 Queen City Ave., 45214).

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to San Antonio Church, in care of Holy Family Church (3006 W. 8th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45205).

Passing of Patricia A. Makin

Patricia A. Makin
September 1, 2022 (age 84)

Patricia A. Makin (nee Stath), beloved wife of the late Edward T. Makin Sr.  Loving mother of Ed Jr. (Kelly), Steve (Vickie), Kathy (Tom) Barth and Jeff (Diane), cherished grandmother of Alyx, Cody (Molly), Josh (Ally), Shannon, Ashley, Jenna, Cole and Nate.  Great grandmother of Noah, Bristol, Lily and Hunter. 

 She passed on September 1st, 2022 at the age of 84. 

 Family and friends are invited to a visitation Wednesday September 7th from 5 until 8 pm at the Dalbert Woodruff and Isenogle Funeral Home 2880 Boudinot Avenue 45238, Mass of Christian burial Thursday 10:30 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Church 3450 Lumardo Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45238. 

 If desired memorials may be made to:

 Hospice of Cincinnati, HOSPICE DONATION LINK 

 By mail:

Hospice of Cincinnati
P.O. Box 633597
Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597



By mail:

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

P.O. Box 5202 Cincinnati, Ohio 45201-5202

Passing of Roy Romelli, 1934-2022

Roy Romelli
August 7, 2022 (age 88)

ROMELLI, Roy, loving husband of the late Barbara L. (nee Spicer), Devoted father of Angela (Rick) Baker, Lisa (Dave) Gillman, Maria (Darrell) Haltom, Joseph (the late Gretchen) Romelli, Louis Romelli (Suzie Thomas) and Nicola (Todd) Burgun.  Beloved grandfather of Karla (Jeremy) Weirs, Christopher Baker, Haley Gillman, Neil (Devin) Haltom, Maddie Haltom, Alex Lewellen, Dominic Romelli, Elizabeth Cornell, Sophia Romelli, Brandon and Brodie Burgun.  Great grandfather of Logan, Marley, Nova, and Owen Weirs. Dear brother of the late Fern Roberto, Patrick (Mary Ann).  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and counsins. August 7, 2022, age 88 years.  Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, August 13, 10:00 A.M. at San Antonio Church.  Visitation, Friday, August 12, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Dalbert, Woodruff and Isenogle Funeral Home, 2880 Boudinot Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio.  

Roy was a man of many interests and talents.  He was very active in all aspects of San Antonio Church, including the Men’s and Ladies Club, the pizza and spaghetti dinners and Lunch on the House. Roy often volunteered his sheetmetal talents for improvements around the church.  

As a young man, he was a great dancer and a musician. Roy played the upright bass in a jazz band with his brother Pat. They played various weddings and clubs throughout Cincinnati. Roy continued to play weekly with Pat up until the last few months.  

After retiring in 1999 from Kirk and Blum Manufacturing, Roy became a motorcycle enthusiast, buying his first bike at age 70. He made many friends over the past eighteen years. He particularly enjoyed his many annual trips to Washington, D.C. for The Rolling Thunder ride to honor veterans. Roy was a veteran himself, having served in the Army from 1956-1958.

Roy’s other interests included watching local sports, reading, cooking, refinishing furniture and spending time with his family and friends. He was truly loved, and will be greatly missed. 

Friends and family are invited to a Visitation 5:00 – 8:00 pm on Friday, August 12, 2022 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home (2880 Boudinot Ave. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at San Antonio Church (1950 Queen City.)

If desired, memorials may be made in Roy’s name to Holy Family Church, 3006 W. 8th St. Cincinnati, OH 45205 Attn: Vic Minella or CCA (Cincinnati Center for Autism), 305 Cameron Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45246

Passing of William “Bill” Milazzo, April 30, 2022

William “Bill” Milazzo
April 30, 2022 (age 60)

Obituary for William “Bill” Milazzo

William “Bill” Milazzo, 60, Apr. 30, 2022, Green Township. Beloved husband of Diane O’Connor Milazzo, devoted stepfather of Dr. Christian Goans (Cari), loving son of Alma “Monie” (nee Barnes) & the late William A. “Bill” Milazzo, dear brother of Maria Stout (John); Tony (Kim), Charles (Lisa), Angelo (Hannah) & the late Joey Milazzo, brother-in-law of David & Susan O’Connor. Also survived by an aunt & uncle, many loving nieces & nephews & cousins. Bill was an alum of LaSalle High School & had a career with FedEx. Visitation Fri., May 13, 4-8 PM at the Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami, Cleves, OH 45002. Mass of Christian Burial Sat., May 14, 11 AM at St. Ignatius Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Rd., Cinti., 45247 with interment at Spring Grove Cemetery. Following the interment, friends are invited to join the family for a reception at Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman, Cinti. 45248.In addition, Bill’s life will be celebrated with a Memorial Service Sun., May 15, 2:30 PM at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 703 Compton Rd., Cinti. 45231, light reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to either of these causes: Samaritan’s Purse, Matthew 25: Ministries or American Red Cross

Passing of Martha King-Andriacco, 1943-2022

Marth King-Andriacco
April 13, 2022 (age 78)

Obituary for Martha King-Andriaccoo

Martha King-Andriacco, age 78, of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. She was born in Dayton, Ohio on December 26, 1943 to Earl and Katherine King.  She was preceded in death by her father and mother.  Martha is survived by her beloved husband of 25 years, Anthony Andriacco, her daughter, Gina Walker, her nephew, Paul J King and her niece, Kristen Burgard.  Martha spent many years as the Property Manager at Williamsburg. Kind, gentle and caring.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 9:30 AM until the funeral mass at 10:30 AM, at San Antonio Chapel. After Mass, A Celebration of Life will take place in the church undercroft. Burial, will take place after the reception.

In lieu of flowers and in loving memory of Martha, contributions may be made to Holy Family Church, 3006 West 8th Street, Cincinnati (45205) or Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, Cincinnati (45236).

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Passing of Robert Lee “Butch” Prinzo June 27, 2021

Robert Lee “Butch” Prinzo
November 6, 1939 – November 19, 2021 (age 82)


Beloved husband of 61 years to Gladys T. Prinzo (nee Hetzer). Loving father of Butch Prinzo, Pam Prinzo Doll, Tony (Gabrielle) Prinzo, Cyndi (Victor Minella III) Fitzpatrick, Vince (Kelly) Prinzo, and Debbie Prinzo. Cherished grandfather of Amanda, Ashley, Anthony, Lydia, Roland, Toni, Jordan, Robby, Mikey, Jennifer, Zach, Katie, Joey, Lori, Jack, Dominic, and Noah. Adored great grandfather Miley, Hunter, Melody, Henry, Maci, Harry, and 2 Great Grandchildren on the way. Dear brother of Audrey Davis, Teresa Baker, and the late Joyce Prinzo. Butch retired from Cincinnati Gas & Electric after 36 years.
Butch Prinzo was an amazing and loving husband, dad , grandfather, great grandfather, son, brother, and friend. One of the strongest men you’ll ever meet, but also one of the most kindest and generous. He loved his family deeply. He will be missed dearly. Thank you God for blessing all of us with him. Until we meet again. We love you.

If desired memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati.

A 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday November 24, 2021, at San Antonio Church, 1950 Queen City Ave., 45214

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert Prinzo, please visit our flower store.Make a donation to Hospice Of Cincinnati in honor of Robert Lee “Butch” Prinzo

Passing of Dolphus “Boyd” Davis June 27, 2021

Dolphus “Boyd” Davis
January 8, 1948 ~ June 27, 2021 (age 73)


Boyd Davis

Boyd passed away after a long illness on June 27, 2021, at the age of 73.  He was the beloved and cherished husband of Anna (nee Belfiore) Davis and survived by his son Jeff, his mother Floy Davis, sister Brenda Johnson, brother Barry (Vera), and sister-in-law Betty Davis.  He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Doug Davis, father Dolphus B. Davis and brother, Bernie Davis.

Boyd graduated from Aiken High School and the University of Cincinnati.  He served 4 years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War as a jet mechanic.  He achieved the rank of E-5 in the first two years of his service.

Boyd was loved by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.  Once you met Boyd you recognized and remembered him as a fun loving, personable man with a great sense of humor and a loving heart.  He was always willing to lend a helping hand even during times his illness caused him so much discomfort.  No one loved Christmas decorations and working in his yard more than Boyd.  His reward was sitting on the back deck drinking his coffee and watching tv.    

Boyd was a music lover and retained lyrics to every song he heard.  His love of music started with his lead roles in high school musicals.  He was an avid UC Bearcat football fan. Boyd loved playing soft ball and his homeruns are still talked about on the West Side of Cincy.  He coached both Jeff and Doug in numerous sports teams.  These now young men always remember him driving them in his Datsun station wagon.  Telling him every time they saw him.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home, 2880 Boudinot Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45238.  Services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at San Antonio Church, 1950 Queen City Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45214.  Burial will follow at the New St. Joseph Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:

San Antonio Church, Ladies & Men’s Society, Holy Family Parish, 814 Hawthorne Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45205 or

The City Gospel Mission, 1805 Dalton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45214