Marie M. Ross, 92, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Marie was born February 9, 1928 in Niles, Ohio, the daughter of Rocco and Caroline Ciminero. She was a 1947 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, then attended art classes at YSU, was employed at JC Penney's in Liberty and Boardman for over 30 years, and earlier in her career employed at Girard City Schools as an aide with young children to improve their reading skills. She was a member of St. Rose Church in Girard, enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, watching Hallmark on TV, going out to dinner with family and friends, traveling to Canada, Florida, and especially to Europe. She also held a special place in her heart for the Ursuline Nuns and Oblate Sisters, with whom she enjoyed many happy memories. She will be deeply missed by her husband, Anthony "Buster" Ross, whom she married on June 26, 1953. Others whom will miss her are her sister in laws, Shirley Ciminero of Niles, Susan (Fred) Coates of Girard, Virgina Zalac of Girard, and Stephanie Ross of Girard. She will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mamie "Chuckie" Currie, brothers Michael "Piccolo" and Joseph "Whiz" Ciminero. Arrangements have been entrusted to Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard. The family request that there be no calling hours and complete privacy. A funeral mass at St. Rose Church will be held at a later date. Marie, may you rest in peace. We will love you always. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Ohio Living Hospice. The family would like to send a big thank you to O'Briens Nursing Home and staff, Dr. Ravi and staff, and The Ohio Living Hospice Organization, all of which were especially kind and caring to Marie.
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