Camille Petrosino

Helped her father at Ninni's Bakery, Tallmadge Primetimers member,

enjoyed playing piano, cards

Camille T. Petrosino, age 81, died suddenly June 9, 2014.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Petrosino lived in Akron and Tallmadge for most of her life. She graduated from North High School and, from the age of 12, she delighted in helping her father, Anthony Ninni, at his business, Ninni's Bakery on East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue. She met her future husband on the Queen Mary on a vacation trip to Italy to visit relatives. In 1954, her wedding to Alfonso (Al) Petrosino was one of Akron's largest, hosting over 2,000 guests where her father made three 7-foot tall wedding cakes for the event. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in North Hill and volunteered her time with the church and friends. She was a great cook and baker priding herself in her Italian specialties. She enjoyed hosting parties with friends and family and she took pride in making her home beautiful inside and out. She enjoyed playing the piano, cards, bowling and bingo. She was co-owner of North Akron Typewriter on East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue with her late husband, retiring in 1998. They enjoyed breakfasts out, afternoon drives in the countryside and sight-seeing the back roads of Ohio. She was a member of the St. Monica Society, the Goldenagers and the Tallmadge Primetimers.

In the past several years, she enjoyed helping her nephew, Tony Ninni, at Ninni's Bakery on East Tallmadge Avenue before it closed in 2013.

Preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Alfonso (Al), in 2007; parents, Anthony and Anna (Tempesta) Ninni; brothers, Nick (Rita), and Vincent (Dorothy), she is survived by her sons, Alfonso of Cuyahoga Falls and Anthony (Patricia) of Akron; grandsons Alfonso and Adam; brother, Frank (Teresa); godson, Patrick (Sarah) DiLullo; niece, Christina Rubino-Milano; many cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends.

Donovan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.