Louise Magdalene Grandominico

March 27, 1923 ‒ November 05, 2020

Galena, Ohio

Louise Magdalene Grandominico, age 97, of Galena, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020 at her daughter’s home.  Louise was born March 27, 1923 in Columbus to the late Floyd and Margaret Betts.

Louise spent her early years at Saint Ann’s Orphanage in Columbus until she went to live with extended family.  At the age of 16 she moved out and worked to support herself.  She met and later married her life partner, Anthony Paul Grandominico, on April 12, 1942.  Tony preceded her in death in 2014.  Together they raised 5 children, who survive them; Michael Grandominico, Ernest Grandominico, Toni (Harvey) Stover, Gary Grandominico and Mary (Art Howard) Grandominico.  Louise is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Louise’s attributes were many.  Not only was she a wonderful mother but an excellent seamstress and 4-H leader for sewing.  She was an avid card player and enjoyed her Sunday night card club parties.  As a cook there was no one better.  She was known for her homemade spaghetti and raised donuts.  And who can forget her sense of humor.  She said she would live to be 100 years old, and almost made it.

In her later years Louise suffered with dementia but always recognized and knew her family.

Louise’s family would like to thank all of those at Willowbrook at Delaware Run for their care of Louise.  And a very special thank you to Capital City Hospice, without your shoulders to lean on and never-ending support, we could not have taker care of her.  Our gratitude to Capital City Hospice can never repay all that they have done for us and Mom.

Louise will have a graveside ceremony, 3 PM Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Burnside Cemetery, 3800 South Old 3C Hwy, (at Lewis Center Rd.), Galena. Thomas Dea’therage, Funeral Celebrant.

Louise’s family asks that contributions in honor of her life be donated to Capital City Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 170, Columbus, OH 43231 in her name.

  • What a lovely lady! Her family has so much to be proud of, you are her gift to humanity! She was very personable and pleasant. Many years ago, I was the TV repairman. Later, when I needed fitted for my new suit, she did a terrific job. We had a laugh about doing work for each other. I have had the pleasure of knowing many of you at school. While she has gone to heaven, I am sure she has left each of you with many good memories.

  • Gary, Mary, Toni, Mike and Ernie so sorry for your loss. From age 6 to 18 I spent so much time at your house on N Galena I felt like part of the family and Anthony and Louise certainly made me always feel welcome as such. My thoughts are with you and your families.

  • Dear Toni and entire Grandominico Family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Louise was a very special lady, whenever I think of her she puts a smile on my face. Her love for her family was always so present in the home she provided. She was such a talented and creative seamstress, (I remember all the dance costumes she designed and made for us – always made to perfection). Always loved to walk in your house and smell the spaghetti sauce simmering! May you all be comforted by all the memories you made with this special lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings Always, Lynn (Condit) Whetstone

  • Anita and my Condolences to your family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. “A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory.”

  • It is amazing to me, how one person, can shape the lives of all those who come after her. While I never had the privilege of knowing her, it is quite clear she had an impact on everybody she touched. It is always sad to let go. But every person should look around at all she left behind. The morals and values she taught will live with all, making the world a better place.

  • We’re sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. While we never met Louise, my guess is that she left you, with many fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family!

  • Our condolences to the family. Katie and I always enjoyed the times we spent with your Mom. She had a great sence of humor and was quick with story about Gary when he was young. She was a special person and will be truely missed. God bless you all, you are in our prayers.

  • We met Louise through my mother, Marge Laisure, who had Louise do alterations for her. Louise was such a nice lady. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I have many fond memories of playing cards with her and your dad. I always enjoyed remembering how things were in the old days since we were the same age. We were all lucky to have her in our lives.

  • To all of you…
    Our condolences and prayers are with you. Your many fond and happy memories will always be with you. Your dad and mom always had a smile for many of us growing up. May god comfort you.
    Joe and DellAnn

  • My heart and prayers to each of you. I was so happy to reconnect with a lot of you at WillowBrook. Oh, that precious smile and the twinkle in her eyes! God love her.

  • Toni, Gary, Mary, Ernest, Michael and families,
    What a grand lady and what a marvelous job she did raising your family. God has called home another angel. Our community is better because of her and Tony. May God bless you.