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Cecilia L. Tornabene

Cecilia L. Tornabene (nee Oravec), 91 of Elyria, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 at Oak Hills Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
Born January 12, 1923 in Lorain, she lived in Lorain until moving to Elyria in 2010. Cecilia graduated from Lorain High School and during World War II she worked for American Crucible in Elyria.
She was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Lorain, and enjoyed crocheting, gardening, baking, sewing, and puzzles. She was the caregiver of the family. For many years, Cecilia made baby and children quilts anonymously for Birthright in Lorain and Cornerstone Among Women in Elyria.
Surviving is her son, Joseph (Mary) of Elyria; grandchildren, Roelf Tornabene and Vanessa Pappas; and 2 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Joseph in 2011; a son, Tom; a daughter, Dorothy Tornabene; parents, Adolph and Mary (nee Soltis) Oravec; brothers, Frank, Joe, John, Eddie, Tony, Sylvester, and Adolph; sisters, Mary Baker and Clara Oravec.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue., Lorain, where funeral services will be Friday at 9:30 am followed my mass at 10:00 am at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 418 W. 15th Street, Lorain. Rev. Robert Glepko, pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.
To send online condolences go to www.dovinfuneralhome.com
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Prayers of love and peace. Love Linda

Linda Cerreto - January 23, 2014 at 06:23 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cecilia Tornabene

Jean Lambdin - January 22, 2014 at 05:03 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

With Deepest Sympathy for the loss of your mother.Celia was such a nice person. She and your father wouldalway's visit with my mother, and whenever my dad was visitingfrom Arizona, he would always want to go and visit yourparents. Celia was always so kind and thoughtful.Sincerely, Jeanne Lambdin

Jean Lambdin - January 22, 2014 at 05:07 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cecilia Tornabene

Jean Campana - January 22, 2014 at 09:29 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cecilia Tornabene

The Oravecs - January 22, 2014 at 08:45 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our wonderful Aunt Cecilia, you will be missed but we will treasure the memories you left behind for us who knew and loved you. Our prayers are with all of you God will comfort you. From me I know she in peace and will behaving and Heaven, beside her beloved Husband Uncle Joe.From all of us The Oravecs in South Caroline, Tony(Godson), Gloria,Tony III(Confirmation sponsor), Miriam and Isabel. We have a Angel in Haven and is called Cecilia.

The Oravecs - January 22, 2014 at 08:42 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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