Cristina DiMatteo

March 24, 1936November 15, 2020
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Cristina DiMatteo, born March 24, 1936, entered into eternal rest November 15, 2020.

Beloved daughter of the late Concetta Russo and Giuseppe DiMatteo. Cherished mother of Angela Simon (Tom), Joseph Mirra and Gloria Ramsey (Ray). Loving Nonna of Joseph McKenna (Brianna), Rachel Simon, Angela Piazza (Jason), Max Simon, Hannah Mirra, Joshua Mirra, Jordan Ramsey and Zachary Ramsey. Great grandmother of Lily Piazza and soon to arrive baby girl McKenna. Our hearts are saddened but we are at peace knowing your soul is with family and friends who have gone before you.

Cristina was one of ten siblings. She is survived by her sister Maria Giordano (Vincenzo). She is pre-deceased by siblings Alessandro, Teresa, Anna, Rafael, Angelo, Carmine, Federico and Giuseppe. She will be missed by many more friends and family. Cristina arrived in the United States from Alvignano, Italy on August 29, 1966. She left behind most of her family to join her sisters Anna and Teresa, her brother Alessandro and her Mama in Cleveland, Ohio. Cristina built a life in the United States with determination and hard work. She raised her family, ran her household and worked many jobs. For over 30 years she worked nights as a nursing assistant caring for the elderly. With gentle hands and her loving heart, she helped many in their final days. She proudly became an American citizen in 2004.

Cristina is remembered for her love of cooking and the joy she found in preparing wonderful meals every Sunday for her children and grandchildren. She loved playing bingo, crocheting, exercise classes and watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. We will miss most her smile, her easy laugh and so many funny phrases spoken in her thick Italian accent. Cristina left a legacy of love and warmth that her family will cherish always.

Friends and family are invited to gather for a visitation on Thursday November 19, 2020 from 3pm until 7pm at Craciun Berry Funeral Home 7200 Detroit Avenue, Ohio 44102. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday November 20, 2020 at 10am in Our Lady of Mount Carmel 1355 W. 70th St, Cleveland, OH 44102. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Please meet at Church.

Donations can be made by mail sent to Holy Family Hospice 6707 State Road, Parma Ohio 44134 or online at Please click on Donate and choose Holy Family as the recipient.

All are welcome to attend the Funeral Mass at church. However, if you cannot attend in person you can watch via Facebook Live by going to Cristina’s Obit on our webpage and clicking on the Live Link. Note: The link will not appear until just before the funeral Mass on Friday.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 19, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, November 20, 2020


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