COLUMBIANA - Anita M. Cosentino, 87, of Columbiana, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 22, 2013 at Northside Medical Center, Youngs-town.
Mrs. Cosentino was born in Young-stown, Ohio on Sept. 11, 1925, the daughter of Joseph and Edith DeSimone Marinelli. She graduated with honors from Woodrow Wilson High School. She is a graduate of Youngstown State University School of Business. She was a member of TAU Kappa Nu Business Sorority.
She was employed by Ward Baking Company as a private secretary and bookkeeper.
She married Dr. Louis A. Cosentino on Sept. 2, 1950. They have three children, Linda M. (Randoph) Davis of Columbiana, Laura Ann (James) Kattenbraker of Wildwood, Mo., and Dr. Louis Mark (Melinda) Cosentino of Poolesville, Md.; six grandchildren, Stephen and Timothy (Michelle) Smith, Angela (Joseph) Ridder and Michael (Lindsay) McLaughlin, and Olivia and Alexis Cosentino; and three great-grandsons, Kaden and Benjamin Smith and Benjamin Ridder. She is also survived by three sisters, Miss Laura R. Marinelli of Toledo, Mrs. Julie (Joseph) Dappal of Northboro, Mass., and Mrs. Virginia Kaczmarek of Toledo, Ohio.
She was a founding member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha National Sorority and served as president.
In 1960, under the leadership of her and her husband, St. Patrick Mission, the forerunner of St. Jude Church, was started in Columbiana, Ohio with the first Mass said on Nov. 6, 1960.
She was an accomplished pianist and organist. She was the first choir director and organist in the church from 1960 to 1974. She also started the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine program at St. Jude Church.
She was past president of the National Council of Catholic Women, Columbiana Deanery and past president of St. Jude Women's Guild. She served on St. Jude Parish Council for many years and also served on its finance committee.
She was on the board of Potters Medical Center of East Liverpool, Ohio, and served as its president for a number of years.
She was a member of Eastern Academy, Ohio State, and National Auxiliary of American Podiatry Medical Association, and the Auxiliary of the Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at St. Jude Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Ziegler officiating. Entombment will follow at Green Haven Memorial Gardens, Canfield. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church Building Fund.
The family would like to thank Parkside Health Care Center, Columbiana, for the wonderful care Anita received the past one and a half years and the staff at 2NE at Northside Medical Center, Youngstown.
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