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Josephine Montana (Nelson) 95, of Euclid, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2017 after a short illness. Born March 2, 1922 in Cleveland's little Italy, Mrs. Montana resided in Euclid for more than 60 years. Highly intelligent and quick witted, her family and home were paramount to her and she lavished her family with love and attention. She was an avid golfer who proudly scored a hole in one . She also was a wonderful cook who taught us all how to show love through a great meal.

Survivors are her children, Charlotte (Alan) Delaplaine, Leslie (Wayne) Schiffman, Howard Nelson, III, Lisa (Hugues) Deriau and Dr. William Nelson; grandchildren, Michael, Julie, Jennifer, Howard, Samuel, Mark, Eric, Monica, William, Cole and Annalisa; and her great-grandchildren Tucker, Blair and Cameron.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orlando and Abbie (Timperio) Schiavoni; three former husbands, Charles Crawford, Dr. Howard Nelson Jr., and Frank Montana Jr; and her brothers and sisters, Reno, Anthony, Orlando, John and Nina.

Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday April 29, 2017 at Holy Rosary Church, 12021 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106, please meet at the church.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

Interment will be at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland.

In memory of Josephine and in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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