Passing of Lena “Helen” Cerchio (nee Florimonte) January 3, 2018

October 31, 1931 – January 3, 2018, Age 86

Lena “Helen” (nee Florimonte) beloved wife of the late Vincent L. Cerchio, Sr. Cherished mother of Vincent L. Jr. (Jean), Anthony (Karen) and Rosemarie (Bill) Pitzer. Doting granny of Brian, the late Andrew (Jessica), Alyssa, Gabrielle, Ben, and Marisa Cerchio, and Liam and Lena Pitzer. Devoted sister of the late Michael (Mary), Louise, Angelo (Delores), Anthony (Doris), and Joseph (Carol) and survived by sisters Antoinette Odenbach and Anna Marie Sprecker. Lena was preceded in death by her parents Giuseppe “Joseph” Florimonte and Rosaria “Rose” (nee Minella). Many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and caretakers will forever remember her generous and mischievous disposition and smiling face. Lena spent many years working at Mother Margaret Hall with the Sisters of Charity where she made lifelong friends, many of whom were accomplices to her antics and shenanigans.

Lena passed away on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 at the age of 86. Visitation will take place on Sat. January 6th from 10 am until 12:00 noon at Radel Funeral Home, 650 Neeb Rd. 451-8800. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:30 pm at San Antonio Church, 1950 Queen City Ave. at White St., 45214. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the “San Antonio Fund”, Holy Family Parish, 814 Hawthorne Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214.

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