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April 25, 1945 — Oct. 15, 2020 (age 75)

POLAND — Claudette Boris, 75, passed away on Thursday (Oct. 15) at her home after a long illness. 

Claudette was born on April 25, 1945 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Rocco and Margaret (Retone) Seminara.

Raised in Youngstown, she was a 1963 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School.

She continued her education at Youngstown State University and received her bachelor's degree in education and master's degree in guidance and counseling.

Mrs. Boris worked for the Youngstown City Schools as an elementary school teacher, retiring after 40 years of service.

After retirement, she continued her love of teaching and worked for a federal tutoring program that was geared to helping children meet educational standards. 

Mrs. Boris was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and its Altar Guild. She served as a Eucharistic minister. She was also a member of the Catholic Collegiate League and Youngstown Education Association. 

In her free time, Claudette enjoyed reading and cooking, especially her Italian specialties. More than anything, she loved her title of "Grandma," spoiling her grandsons any chance she got.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Charles L. Boris, whom she married on Dec. 27, 1969; a son, Joe (Billie Jo Zimmerman) Boris of Canfield; grandsons Charlie Boris and JJ Boris; a sister, Patricia Milanowski of Poland; a brother, Rocoo Seminara, Jr. of Austintown; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

A prayer service will be held on Monday (Oct. 19) at 10:15 a.m. at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St., Boardman, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment will be at Lake Park Cemetery.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday (Oct. 18) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,  guests whose health allows are asked to wear a mask, honor the six foot-rule, and not linger after seeing the family. 

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