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Marilyn (Dibernardi) Sulligan

January 18, 1928 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Marilyn Sulligan Obituary

Marilyn Sulligan (DiBernardi)
Marilyn Sulligan, 95, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at the home
of her daughter Darlene, with whom she lived for the past 7 months.
Marilyn was born on January 18, 1928 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Jack and Mary (Yourek)
Sulligan. Marilyn shared a birthday with her father, a prominent Mahoning County Democratic
Chairman for 25 years.
Marilyn attended Holy Name and Ursuline High School. She went on to graduate from the St.
Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. As a registered nurse, Marilyn worked in many
areas, such as, emergency, private duty, Woodside Hospital, and Assumption Village Nursing
Home. She was most proud of becoming the first nurse at the Martin P. Joyce Juvenile Justice
Center, retiring after 25 years. While raising her children, Marilyn also worked at the Mahoning
County Board of Elections.
Marilyn was a member of St. Christine Church since its establishment in 1954 and volunteered
her time as Eucharistic minister, RCIA Program sponsor, and working the church festival. She
was also a member of the Catholic Nurses, Youngstown Maennerchor, and the Eagles #3298.
Marilyn loved all holidays, especially Christmas. She loved baking, cooking, and especially
decorating.She created many family traditions that are still being honored by the new
generations
Marilyn leaves 5 children: Diann Abraham (Rick Jeren), Denise (John) Bowser, Darlene (Randy)
Malleske, David (Wendy) DiBernardi, and Dawn DiBernardi (Victor) Dickey; 5 grandchildren:
Randy, Michael, and Rick Malleske; Alyssa Carbon and David DiBernardi; and 9
great-grandchildren: Aleah, Randy Michael Jr., Gabriel, Maverick, Asher and Leila Malleske,
and Joey, Gio, and Lucia Carbon. She is also survived by her 2 sisters; Jacqueline Creque and
Peggy Lyon.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at
Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, 3100 Canfield Rd., Youngstown, Ohio. A funeral mass will be
held on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 11:00 am at St. Christine Church, 3165 S. Schenley
Ave., Youngstown, Ohio with Father Bob England presiding. Interment to follow at Calvary
Cemetery.
Arrangements being handled by Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home.
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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
December 19, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home
3100 Canfield Road
Youngstown, OH 44511

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
December 20, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Christine Church (S. Schenley Ave, Youngstown, Ohio, England)

Interment
Wednesday
December 20, 2023

12:30 PM
Calvary Cemetery

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