Louise Theresa Sammarone-Williams, 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home in Akron, Ohio on 21 July 2021.
She was born 9 September 1926 in Youngstown, Ohio. The daughter of Anthony, Sr. and Felicia Mary (Bascille-Nittoli) Sammarone.
She attended Rayen High School and graduated from South High School in 1944. After graduation she worked in the stationary department of Grant's Department Stores, eventually becoming purchasing manager. She also worked as an office manager at Ryan Services in Youngstown. Later in life she worked for Rainbow Demonstrators in local Giant Eagle stores.
Louise married her high school sweetheart Reese Charles Williams, July 12, 1947, They made their home first on the upper Southside of Youngstown, eventually building a home in Austintown, where she resided for over 50 years. In 1964, their union was blessed with a daughter, Felecia Ann.
Louise was an amateur vocalist and began singing at a young age, making her first stage appearance at the age of 12. She performed at many local venues throughout the Youngstown area. She was a member of the Rayen glee club and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Choir in her youth. She continued to sing well into her 90's filling her home with her love of music.
Louise is survived by her daughter Dr. Felecia A. Williams-Stotsenburg and son-in-law Brandon V. Stotsenburg of Akron, Ohio with whom she made her home for the past thirteen years. She is also survived by her sister Clara Karabin, brother Charles Sammarone (Maryann), sisters-in-law Victoria Sammarone and Marie Williams, and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (Austintown), where she also belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society.
Louise is preceded in death by her husband, Reese Charles Williams, her parents, two brothers; Anthony, Jr. and Frank, and five sisters; Caroline, Carmel (Sainato), Marian, Pauline (Perry) and Rose (Fabek).
Per her wishes, Louise will be cremated and her ashes interred with her husband at Church Hill Cemetery. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Louise will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her kindness, generosity, her love for hockey and her innate listening ability to always be there to lend an ear and non judgemental advice.