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Therese A. (Ferris) Bott


Therese Bott

June 20, 1948 — July 26, 2020 (age 72)

BOARDMAN — Therese Ann Bott, 72, passed away on July 26. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.

Therese was born on June 20, 1948 in Salem.

She was raised by her parents, James and Anna Ferris, in New Waterford.

She attended Crestview High School, where she met her husband, Eldon Bott, with whom she had two kids, Steve and Anne Bott. In addition to motherhood, Therese worked at the Southern Park Mall in what is now Macy’s for more than 30 years.

Therese spent her retirement focusing on the people and pastimes that brought her joy. She had a penchant for travel, especially to the ocean and always with the best company.

While at home, she enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time with family, friends and her beloved dog, Gio.

Throughout her life, she was unfailingly present for her loved ones, not only for the big moments—weddings, births, graduations—but also the little ones—summer days at the pool, cups of coffee with friends, casual family dinners.

She was funny without trying, kind without hesitation and invariably grateful.

She is survived by her sisters, Michelle Moffett and Leisa Greier; her children Steve Bott (Teresa) and Anne Bott; her grandchildren Stephen, Siena, Gabriel and Lucas; her nieces Cindy Gamble and Cecelia Buetow (Brad); her nephews Brett Michalak (Pam) and David Crum (Sylvia); her grand-nieces Alexia Durkin (Patrick) and Gina Crum; and her grand-nephew, David Crum.

Therese was preceded in death by her parents, James and Anna Ferris; her husband, Eldon Bott; and two of her sisters, Rita Michalak and Dolores Crum.

Therese’s family wishes to express appreciation to all that are offering condolences at this time but have elected to have private services due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

There was a Mass for the Repose of the Soul held on Saturday (Aug. 1) at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, Youngstown with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio as officiant.

Arrangements were handled by the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St.

In lieu of flowers material contributions may be made in Therese’s name to Animal Charity Humane Society, 4140 Market St., Youngstown Ohio 44512 because of her love for animals. 

Family and friends may visit to sign the guest book or send condolences to Therese’s family. 

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