Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Phyllis “Chala” Vitelli (nee: Telloni), 81, passed peacefully from this world on Monday, January 11, 2010 at Community Health Partners Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born on December 22, 1928 in Lorain, Phyllis graduated from Lorain High School in 1947 and lived her entire life in Lorain.

In the 1970’s, Phyllis was employed by the Lorain Public Schools in the food service department and by Campi’s Restaurant in the 1980’s. Her passions were baking for her family, trips to Las Vegas, playing bingo and having a kitchen full of friends and relatives. She is survived by daughters, Julianne Vitelli of Sheffield Lake, Regina Nemeth of Elyria; sons, John (Pat) Vitelli of Elyria and Tom (Bev) of Lorain; and five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John in 1975; her son, Charles in 2009; parents, Luigi and Julia Telloni; brothers, Emil, Vincent, Dominic and Tony; and sister, Rose Vida.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961 on Thursday, January 14, 2010 from 4-8 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 9:50 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, January 15, 2010 at St. Peter Church, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, Fr. Chuck Henkle, O.F.M. Conv., officiating. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.
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