OLGA “OLLIE” MARIE MASELLA, 101, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, peacefully passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020. She is survived by her children, Mary Ann Churchill (Winston Churchill), Anthony V. Masella, LuAnn Masella; her grandchildren Wendy Churchill-Urrico (Chris Urrico), Christina Gaitan, Corey Churchill (Kristin Churchill), Jennifer Loney (Mike Loney), Martin Gaitan (Megan), Jerad Brown, Cody Masella, Kyle Brown (Kori Brown), Benea Masella; great-grandchildren Christopher Barber, Elena Barber, Trenton Bissette, Lily Brown.
She was preceded by her husband of 71 years, Anthony V. Masella (Sr.); her daughter Carol (Masella) Gaitan; her son James Masella; her sisters Livia Gaudio , Mary Stempien, Florine Smith, and brother Robert Giancarli, and grandson Martin Anthony Gaitan.
Olga was born in Oakfield, NY, lived in Niagara Falls, NY, Ashtabula, OH, and Land O’Lakes, FL. She dedicated her life to her family, her country, and to God. She was active in her Catholic faith, serving as a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Carmelite Order. She was a proud, active citizen, serving as Presiding Judge of Elections in Ashtabula and continued those duties in Pasco County, FL. She had many long friendships throughout her years, both in Ohio and Florida.
She was the last surviving member of her Giancarli family, a strong matriarch not only to her children and grandchildren, but to her nieces and nephews who considered her a second mom. She was active in her family life until the end, loving to talk, speak a little Italian, and give a hug to those she loved. Her greatest accomplishment was her family.
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