Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Ines (Enis) Connone, 90, a 61 year resident of Lorain, passed away Monday, December 29, 2008 after a short illness at North Fulton Hospital in Alpharetta, Georgia. She has resided in Georgia for the past 18 months to be closer to her family.

She was born January 30, 1918 in McKeesport, PA as Ines DeVincentis. The youngest of eight children, she moved to Philadelphia to work as a photographer’s assistant. She met and married her husband and moved to Lorain in 1947 to start a Marine Business and a family.

Ines dedicated her life to her family, her husbands business, her church and her love of volunteering. Her numerous memberships include, St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Women’s Guild, Eucharistic Minister, Lorain Palace Civic Center Volunteer for 27 years, former member of Ladies Auxiliary of Italian American War Veterans, Black River Historical Society, RSVP and “Lake Erie Lovelies” Red Hats.

She is survived by her daughter, April Cordell (Joseph), of Cumming, GA, Granddaughters, Robin Marin (Carlos) Dallas, TX, Jamie Rimmer, New York City NY, Sister Olga Lambert, Philadelphia, PA, Nephews, Tony Spano, North Olmstead, OH, and Larry Spano, Farmington, PA. She also leaves many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Alfred Connone, WW II Captain in the United States Army and owner of Lorain Marine Sales.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961 on Friday, January 2, 2009 from 7-9 PM. Additional viewing will be held at St. Mary of the Lake on Saturday, January 3, 2009 from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 AM, Saturday, January 3, 2009 at St. Mary of the Lake, 310 8th Street, Lorain, OH 44052, Fr. Daniel O. Divis, Pastor, officiating. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Mary of the Lake Church towards their charitable work in the community.


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