Estella "Tillie" A. Bossart

August 14, 1931March 27, 2021

Estella “Tillie” Bossart, 89, of Canton, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Tillie was born in Canton on August 14, 1931 to the late Thomas and Annie (Stahl) McCarthy. She was a graduate from Central Catholic High School in 1949. On August 29, 1953, Tillie married her husband of 58 years, James H. Bossart, Sr., who preceded her in death on October 28, 2011. She worked for Canton AAA for over 20 years. She was a member of the St. Joan of Arc Ladies Guild as well as the Welcoming Committee. Tillie’s spiritual faith was very important to her and played a large part in her life. She was a caring and doting wife, mother, and grandmother and she loved to spend her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Tillie had a passion for basketball, Notre Dame football, and card games.

Tillie is survived by her four children: Deborah (John) Kiss, James H. (Ruth) Bossart, Jr., Elizabeth (Anthony Villegas) Molnar, and David (Michele) Bossart; 14 grandchildren: Erin Molnar, TJ (Amy) Kiss, Abigail (Ruairi) McGuckin, Carrianne (Kris) Schroeder, James D. (Ashley) Molnar, Jr., James H. (Monica Birdsall) Bossart III, Catherine Molnar, Michael Bossart, Blake Bossart, Devon Bossart, Brett Bossart, Jack Bossart, Brooke Bossart, and Tess Bossart; six great-grandchildren, one sister, Merri Nichols, and two sisters-in-law, Marion “Boots” McCarthy and Marilyn Bossart.

A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. with Father Benson Okpara officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Tillie’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, April 1, 2021


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Denny Ross

March 31, 2021

Debbie, Jimmy, Betty and David,

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I have nothing but great memories of her and Mr. Bossart. How fortunate I was to have your family as dear friends. Your Mom and Dad were always fun and giving, I loved being around them. I'm sorry I lost touch with all of you after many fun high school years.

Denny Ross