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Ellen C. Sanata

December 19, 1927 — January 21, 2024


Ellen C. Sanata, longtime resident of Brookfield, Ohio, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 21, 2024, following a period of declining health. She was 96.

Ellen was born at home in Lowellville, Ohio, on December 19, 1927, a daughter to Peter and Eva (Delisio) Simone.

On November 3, 1951, she married the love of her life, Albert “Bert” J. Sanata. Together they started a family and born to this union were two children: Mark and Christine. She was a proud homemaker for her family. In addition, she worked at the former White Cross, Hermitage, Pennsylvania, as well as the former Riverside Market, Brookfield. 

Mrs. Sanata was a member of the former St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Masury, Ohio, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sharon, Pennsylvania.

In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, making homemade pasta, sewing, & shopping. However, spending time with her daughter and grandkids is what warmed her heart the most.

Survivors include: her husband of 72 years, Bert; children, Mark A. (Rosanne) Sanata, of Bradenton, Florida, and Christine E. (Thomas) Valimont, of Brookfield; grandchildren, Eric (Mary) Sanata, Jason (Kristen) Sanata, and Marcus (Kelsey) Sanata; great-grandchildren, Brennen, Mia, Talia, Kaia Ellen (her namesake), Chloe, and Carter; also her namesake, Nancy Ellen Pontius; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Augustine Simone and Stella Derenzo.

In accordance with her wishes, a private family funeral was held on Thursday, January 25, 2024. She was laid to rest in the Brookfield Township Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph's Indian School, P.O. Box 100, Chamberlain, South Dakota 57325-0100.

Expressions of sympathy can be left for her family at: 

Coordination of this tribute for Mrs. Sanata was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, Brookfield, Ohio. (330-509-3135)

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

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