Arlene M. Gaietto, 77, formerly of Tecumseh Trail, Tiffin, died at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.
She was born March 21, 1934, in Tiffin, to the late Harold and Geraldine (Carp) Shetterly. She married Eugene P. "Nips" Gaietto Nov. 6, 1954, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, and he died Sept. 13, 2000.
Survivors include two sons, Eugene Michael (Katy) Gaietto of Alexandria, Va., and Jeff (Gina) Gaietto of Tiffin; five daughters, Kathy (David) Cummings of Waukesha, Wis., Linda S. Gaietto of Columbus, Doris (Steve) Zirger of Tiffin, Bonnie (Dan) Fortin of Powell and Shelly (Tom) Coffman of Tiffin; 14 grandchildren, Katie Hope, Joseph and Matthew Cummings, Andrew and Daniel Zirger, Nicholas, Emily, Christopher and Peter Gaietto, McKenna Gaietto, Luciano and Dangino Fortin and Owen and Jack Coffman; and a sister, Bonnie Throneberry of Tiffin.
Arlene was a 1952 graduate of Columbian High School and a graduate of Tiffin University, where she belonged to Kappa Delta Phi Sorority. She had retired as the manager of St. Mary's School cafeteria.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and its Rosary Altar Society and was active with the Girl Scouts. She enjoyed the company of her family and friends during many activities, especially going to the AMVETS with her closest and dearest friends, Connie and Joanne.
Family, faith and friends were important to Arlene. She was a loving wife and mother and lovingly cared for her husband, Nips, in the final years of his illness.
Visitation with the family will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113, with a parish wake service at 3:30 p.m.
Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 18, at the funeral home, followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. The rosary will be recited in church 20 minutes prior to the funeral. Burial will take place immediately following at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Ursuline Convent, Toledo, or Community Hospice Care.
To send online condolences, for directions, or to view the tribute video, go to www.traunerofuneralhome.com.