Thelma Ione (Sage) Canarecci

August 23, 1924 ~ April 28, 2020 (age 95)


Thelma Ione Canarecci

August 23, 1924-April 28, 2020

          Thelma Ione (Sage) Canarecci passed away April 28, 2020 at 95 years old. Thelma was born Aug 23, 1924 to George and Edna (Hall) Sage on her grandfather’s farm in Goodland, Indiana.  Thelma graduated from Riley High School in 1942 and graduated from Methodist School of Nursing in Indianapolis, IN.  Thelma worked as a nurse in FL, Texas and locally in South Bend and Mishawaka.

     Thelma was a lifelong resident of the Michiana area. Thelma married Dante George Canarecci on April 3, 1948. They were married 50 years before his death in 1998.  Thelma and Dante lived in Mishawaka and are survived by 3 children, James Canarecci (Mary) in Terre Haute, IN, Laura (Canarecci) Addison in Mishawaka, Thomas Canarecci (Kathy) in Mishawaka.  Thelma has 8 grandchildren, Katie Canarecci and Angi Canarecci of Lafayette, IN, Tami DePoy (Aro) of Bremen, IN, Brad Addison (Jennifer) of Mishawaka, IN, Chrissy Grimes of South Bend, IN, Jill Connell (Chad) of Carmel, IN, Ben Canarecci (Ashley) of Granger, IN, and Andrew Canarecci (Dawn) of Edwardsburg, MI and 16 great-grandchildren.

        Thelma loved to travel and was proud that she had visited 45 states, but FL was always her favorite.  Thelma and Dante were snowbirds and spent many winters in Melbourne, FL.

          Private family service will be held on Friday May 1, in Hahn Funeral Home with Burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Mishawaka.

          Due to current public health and safety standards for COVID-19 a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

          In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Third Street, Mishawaka, IN 46544

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