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Jenilena (Matteo) Bellissimo

June 1, 1939 ~ September 27, 2018 (age 79)
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Jenilena Bellissimo (nee Matteo), 79, born June 1st, 1939; a lifelong Wickliffe resident passed away September 27, 2018 surrounded by her family. 

Jenilena most loving wife to Michael of 54 years, dearest mother to Karen (James) Duda, John (Lisa), and David (Michele); devoted grandmother to Jena (Frank) Ferrato, Jamie (Jamie) Hanculak, Dominic Duda; Michael, Ryan, Jason, Abigail, Samuel, and Zachary Bellissimo; loving great-grandmother to Olivia & Francesca Ferrato.

She was preceded in death by her parents Samuel and Florence (nee Sacco) Matteo, and her brothers Samuel “Jeep” and Joseph “Dee Dee”.

Jen was a Wickliffe High School graduate ‘57, National Honor Society Member, long time member of the Wickliffe Italian American Club Ladies Auxiliary and a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.  She was a devout Catholic and had a great love for the Blessed Mother.

Jen enjoyed spending the warm winters in Naples Florida with her husband, family and friends.  She had an incredible love for her family and was always there for them.  Her most fond memories were of her family gathered together for the holidays or sitting around the kitchen table to have a cup of coffee.  Jen was a kind, compassionate, and loving woman who was welcoming to everyone that she came into contact with.  She instilled the importance of family in her children and grandchildren that will continue on forever.

The family will receive friends at The Orlando-Donsante Funeral Home 29550 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe on Thursday October 4th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 5th at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 29850 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe (Family and Friends Please Meet at Church). Private Inurnment in Willoughby Cemetery.

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