NATALIE R. FRATINO (nee Lanese) age 98, beloved wife for 66 years of the late Michael; loving mother of Joan Aquila and Michael; devoted grandmother of Barbara Mote, Robert Aquila, Pamela Somerville and great-grandmother of Amanda, Raquel and Mathew; cherished daughter of the late Domenic and Frances Lanese (nee Dato); dearest sister of the late Frances Prijatel (husband Anton deceased), the late Ann DiNiro (husband Albert deceased), the late Tony (wife Rose deceased) and the late Angie Marino (husband Joseph deceased); dear aunt and great-aunt of many; survived by her canine companion Becky.
Natalie was born December 24, 1924 and passed away peacefully on March 26, 2023. She grew up in Collinwood and graduated from Collinwood High School in 1943. She met and married her beloved Michael and they raised their family in the Highland Heights and Lyndhurst areas. They were faithful members of the Church of St. Clare. Natalie was a homemaker who loved cooking and baking. She was an avid reader who enjoyed knitting, bowling and playing cards, especially Pinochle, in her spare time. Natalie was a big Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan. Her family and friends would describe her as easy-going, sociable and friendly, and as being devoted to her family and her faith.
Prayers of Christian Burial Friday, March 31, 2023 at 11:30 AM at THE FUNERAL HOME. Burial following at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio at 2:00PM. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Natalie at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) THURSDAY FROM 4-7 PM.