Feb. 28, 1930 — Oct. 29, 2020 (age 90)
WARREN — Della M. Sabo, 90, entered peacefully into eternal life on Thursday (Oct. 29) at 10:50 p.m. in Trumbull Regional Medical Center under the comforting care of hospice following a short, courageous battle with lung cancer.
She was born on Feb. 28, 1930 in Prince Edward Island, Canada, the daughter of the late Phil and Regina Gaudet DesRoches. She came to the United States in 1951.
Della was a graduate of Miscouche High School in Prince Edward Island, Canada and attended a three-year nursing school in Hotel Dieu Moncton New Brunswick, Canada.
She was a registered nurse working at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati from 1951-54. In 1956, she began working at Trumbull Memorial Hospital and worked as a nurse there for 33 years, 20 years as head nurse, before retiring in 1989.
Della was highly active in her work life, social life and church life. She was leader of Encore Breast Cancer Survivor Group and officer of the Trumbull Memorial Hospital retiree group.
She was a longtime member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton-SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Warren where she was a member of the 50 Plus Club and Worship & Environment Committee. She was a pirohy and bake sale worker and a member of the church’s 300 Club. She was a longtime ticker seller, church usher and greeter.
After retiring, Della enjoyed traveling and volunteer work. She especially enjoyed her many “Island visits."
Della was married to the love of her life, Elmer T. Sabo on April 23, 1955 and they were happily married for 59 years until his passing on Nov. 19, 2014.
She is survived by brothers Victor (Evelyn) DesRoches of Newfoundland, Canada, Joe DesRoches of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Paul (Loraine) DesRoches of British Columbia ,Canada; a sister Anne Gallant (Doug) Moncton of New Brunswick, Canada; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Della was preceded in death by a brother, Louis DesRoches and a sister, Rose Migahara.
Calling hours will take place on Thursday (Nov. 5) from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial, with Fr. Christopher Cicero officiating, will be offered on Thursday (Nov. 5) at 11 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish-SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, preceded by closing prayers to be recited at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home prior in leaving for the church. Entombment will take place in All Souls Cemetery in Cortland.
All social distancing mandated by the state will be upheld and the wearing of a facial covering or mask will be required while attending calling hours and funeral Mass at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Della’s name to the Heritage Fund of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.
Condolences may be sent to www.statonborowskifuneralhome.com.
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