ASHTABULA — Celeste L. “Sally Gross” Mancini, age 66, of Ashtabula, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at Ashtabula County Medical Center, after a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 30, 1947, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., the daughter of Vincent and Frances (Chiasera) Mancini. Celeste attended StarPoint Central Schools in Lock Port, N.Y., graduating in 1965.
She served her country honorably during the Vietnam Era in the United States Army. Celeste received her bachelor degree from Kent State University, Ashtabula Campus. She attended Elam Christian Center and the Geneva Senior Center, where she enjoyed socializing and participating in their activities. Celeste enjoyed Christian music, reading and crocheting. She truly enjoyed helping others and especially “her people” at the Ashtabula County Board of Developmentally Disabled.
Mrs. Mancini is survived by her husband, William E. Kutscher Jr., whom she married on August 9, 2009; her children, Michele (Lee Hamilton) Rose, Michael Gross and Timothy Gross; step-children, Joshua, Malori and Justin Kutscher; father of her children, Gordon Gross; brother, Vincent (Beverly) Mancini Jr.; grandchildren, Scarlet and Maverick Rose and Gabriella Hamilton; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Gloria Marotta; and a niece, Bobbi Marotta.
A Memorial Service will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, March 15th, at Foursquare Gospel Church FCC, 641 Mill St., Conneaut, with Pastor Daniel Halstead officiating.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to THOMPSON-SMITH-NESBITT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 345 Main St., Conneaut.
Obituary and condolences at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com and starbeacon.com.