Christina “Tiny” M. Saracina, age 94 of Canton, passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, August 8, 2020. She was born in Canton to the late Rocco and Josephine Gennett. Christina was a 1944 graduate of Lincoln High School, and a life member of St. Joan of Arc Parish. She was employed by Perry Township, and after was the office/computer supervisor for John Cleminshaw Appraisals for 19 years. Christina was a member of the Altar Rosary Society, was a very adventurous traveler throughout her life, and loved to dance.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Michael Saracina, Sr.; brothers Robert and Carl Gennett; granddaughter Natalie Bailey; and one great-grandson Nick Bailey. Christina is survived by her four sons children Michael (Susan) Saracina, Jr., Potito (Helen) Saracina, Anthony (Becky) Saracina, and Frank (Julie) Saracina; three daughters Renee` (Paul) Bailey, Carla (Rocky) Simler, and Melanie (Keith) Heist; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; as well as her first great-great-grandchild due this November.
Family and friends will be received at St. Joan of Arc Parish on Wednesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin in the church at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made, in Christina's name, to St. Joan of Arc Building Fund or Wishes Can Happen (1170 S Main st North Canton 44720).
She was our North, our South, our East, and West
Our noon, our midnight, our talk, our song
We thought life would last forever,
But our Lord has called her home...
- A slight reworking of W H Auden's "Twelve Songs"
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