Ida Ann (Iandimarino) PhillipsOctober 25, 1932 ~ November 24, 2017 (age 85)
AUSTINTOWN - Ida Ann Phillips passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, Nov.
24, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.
Ida was born on Oct. 25, 1932, in Youngstown, the daughter of Esterina
Monaco Iandimarino and Mario Iandimarino.
Ida was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Her life was a beautiful
example to all who knew her of love, compassion, faith and kindness.
During her life, Ida was blessed to have been loved by two wonderful men. On
May 11, 1957, Ida married Dominic Delmonte, who passed away on June 17,
1964. On Oct. 30, 1965, she married Charles Phillips, and they spent 49
wonderful years together. Charles passed away on May 25, 2014.
In 1950, Ida graduated from The Rayen School, and attended Youngstown
College where she studied real estate. Prior to becoming a mom, she worked
at the office of Dr. Asher Randal. While Ida was raising her family, she was
deeply dedicated to her children, helping them in their various activities,
including becoming a den mother for her sons' scouting troops, and becoming
president of the Fitch Football Moms Club (which would make and serve lunch
to the Fitch Falcon Football Team).
After she raised her family, Ida kept very busy working at a variety of
different jobs, including Vincenzo's and then later working at her brother,
John Iandimarino¹s restaurant, Monaco's.
With immense pride in her Italian heritage, Ida was a member of the Italian
Ladies Bungarese Club, where she had served as president. Ida was a proud
resident of Brier Hill, growing up on Alameda, just three blocks from St.
Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, where she was a lifelong
Ida, alongside her husband, Charles, volunteered faithfully and tirelessly
for many years making Brier Hill pizzas every Friday, as well as making
Easter bread during Lent and Holy Week. Ida also was a past president of St.
Anthony¹s Altar and Rosary Society, was a member of the church choir, and
served as a Eucharistic Minister. She especially enjoyed attending the Brier
Hill Festival every summer to listen to the Italian music and visit with
Above all else, the most important thing to Ida was her family. She was at
her happiest when she and Charles were together with all of their children
and grandchildren, sharing many Sunday dinners and holidays with the ones
she loved. She especially found absolute joy in every moment spent with her
grandchildren from babysitting them, watching them at their sporting
events and school activities, and just spending time talking with them and
cooking her delicious dishes for them.
Ida leaves to cherish her memory, children Denise (Bob) Cogar, Teresa
Drummond, Charles (Claudia) Phillips, David (Liz) Phillips, and Linda
(Brian) Cristall; and, grandchildren Dominic Drummond and Dyana (Joe) Polis
(along with their father, Al); Alex, Amy, Jensen and Nicolas Phillips; and
Michael, Mark and Jack Phillips; her sister, Carmella Lemme; her
sisters-in-law, Joanie Iandimarino and Margaret "Peggy" Carson; and her
nieces, nephews and friends.
Ida was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; her husband,
Dominic Delmonte; her brother, John Iandimarino; her sister-in-law, Joann
Csepeggi; and her brothers-in-law, Ed Lemme, Ed Csepeggi and Gene Carson.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial for Ida at St. Anthony of Padua
Church, celebrated by the Rev. Msgr. Michael Cariglio, J.C.L., located at
1125 Turin Ave. in Youngstown, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at 10 a.m.
Friends may call on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. and before Mass
on Tuesday, from 9 to 9:45 a.m., at the Schiavone Funeral Home, 1842 Belmont
Ave. in Youngstown.
**Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon
her. May her soul, and the souls of all of the faithful departed, through
the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen**