June 25, 2016


Frances S. Polizzi

Polizzi_FrancesFrances S. Polizzi, 90, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014. She was born August 17, 1923 in Cleveland, to the late John and Jessie (Russo) Samartano.

Frances was a teacher at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School for over 20 years and volunteered for the Medina Health Department for many years. She was one of the founding members of the Circle of Friends in Medina and a member of the Italian Sons and Daughter of America. Frances loved to travel and cruise and enjoyed sewing, reading, word games and jigsaw puzzles.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Carol Ann Vaccariello and Gloria Jean Stephens; dear grandchildren, Daniel (Melissa) Augustine, Victoria Augustine, Jessie (Brian) Pritchard and Nicholas Polizzi; and her beloved great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Vincent, Anthony, Brian and Zoe.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; brother, Salvatore Samartano; sister, Rosemary Koubeck; and sons-in-law, Frank Vaccariello and Jerry Stephens.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11 A.M., at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery. Family will receive friends Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 4 to 7 P.M., at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Assoc., 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44131.

Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com