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Lena Mollica Martorana

September 28, 1927 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 94)

Obituary

Lena Mollica Martorana of Niles passed away on the morning of January 6, 2022, in Warren Nursing and Rehabilitation after an extended illness. She was 94 years old.

Lena was born in Niles on September 28, 1927, the daughter of the late Sylvester and Sara Casamento Mollica.

She was a 1945 graduate of Niles McKinley High School. Lena was a beautician for over 40 years. She retired in 1986 after 10 years of employment with General Electric where she held various positions throughout her time there.

Lena was a devoted member for over 70 years of The Church of Jesus Christ. She served as an ordained deaconess for over 50 years and was a member of the Ladies Uplift Circle.

Mrs. Martorana loved traveling and she was known to many as an excellent cook. Spending time with her family and making memories to last a lifetime were near and dear to her heart. Most importantly serving God and sharing His word was foremost in her life. Lena always made time to put others first.

Her husband, Russell Martorana, whom she married December 6, 1952, passed away on December 27, 2009.

Lena is survived by two sons, Wayne (Karyn) Martorana and Brian (Rebecca) Martorana; a son-in-law, Stacey Light; 8 grandchildren, Celisa (Ky) Beca, Lucas (Christine) Martorana, Britany (Sedat) Olgun, Shannon Martorana, Erin Light, Brian Martorana, Kaleb (Courtney) Martorana, and Johnna Martorana; 6 great grandchildren, Madison, Ruya and Kyra Olgun, Sofia Martorana, Blakeley Harris, and Cassidy Martorana.

In addition to her parents and husband, Lena was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Martorana; a sister, Carmel Genaro; two brothers, Anthony, and Philip Mollica.

Memorial contributions can be made in Lena’s name to The Church of Jesus Christ.

Friends and family may view the obituary and send condolences by visiting www.NicholasFuneralHome.com

Calling hours will be on Friday, January 14, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ 1900 Keefer Rd. Girard, OH 44420.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022, in The Church of Jesus Christ 1900 Keefer Rd. Girard, OH 44420 with Wayne Martorana, Brian Martorana, and Stacey Light Officiating.

Internment will take place in Niles City Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services LLC 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.

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Services

Calling Hours
Friday
January 14, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ
1900 Keefer Rd.
Girard, OH 44420

Funeral Service
Friday
January 14, 2022

11:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ
1900 Keefer Rd.
Girard, OH 44420

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