ROBERTA P. “BOBBE” TORTORICI (NEE PENN), age 73 was the devoted wife of the late Joseph A. She was a loving mother to Carole Bruno (husband Jack), Joan Knittel (husband Jeff) of Florida and Jean Gullia (husband Christopher) of Canfield, Ohio as well as a devoted and cherished grandmother to Andrew and Ryan Bruno, Jordan, Amber and Lexie Knittel and Gabriella and Grant Gullia. She was the dearest daughter of the late Allan and Irene (nee Gordon) Penn; beloved sister of Richard Penn (wife Linda) and daughter-in-law of Anthony and the late Janet Tortorici.
Contributions may be made in Bobbe’s memory to The Menorah Park Employee Gift Fund, 27100 Cedar Rd., Beachwood, Ohio 44122.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 12:30 PM at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery.
Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Bobbe at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD., (just East of Green Rd.) on Friday, September 2, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:30 PM.
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I knew Bobbi as a member of the Hillcrest Rotary Club and when Joe was alive and active with the club. She was always friendly and outgoing. She will be missed. My sympathies to the members of her family.
Angela Tortorici Mantero
Aunt Bobbe always made me feel beautiful and special and loved.
To Carole, Joannie and Jeannie — you beautiful ladies are strong women who came from a strong woman. Her light will continue to shine through you and through your children.
My love and prayers are with you now and always.
Sheryl Berkey Stanowick
My deepest sympathy to all of you.
Jill and Jim Daley and family
We are so very sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Val and Emil Vrana
Dear Carol, Joannie and Jeannie – please accept our sincere condolences in the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers and with you and your family.
Carole, Joan and Jean, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Bobbe at Realty One and Professional Partners. Her greatest joy was the three of you and her grandchildren. I do not get the daily paper and I got a call on Friday morning about Bobbe. Unfortunately I have been having extreme migraine headaches and cannot drive when I’m on the medicine. Know that my prayers are with all of you. I know Bobbe will be missed.