Sophie P. Niemi, formerly of Wells Road in Hermitage, passed away on Saturday evening July 1, 2017, at the Melbourne Terrace Care Center in Melbourne Fla., as a result of a stroke several days earlier. She was 96.
Born in New Castle, on June 22, 1921, she was the daughter of the late George and Josephine (Jaskula) Pilch.
A devoted mom, grandma, and great-grandma to her family, Sophie enjoyed sewing, and cleaning and was well known for having all areas of her home impeccably clean at all times.
Sophie leaves behind her children Richard A. Niemi of Clearwater, Fla., Sandy DeVincentis of New Castle, Beverly Biggin and her husband John of West Melbourne, Fla.; her eight grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; her son-in-law Harry W. Crook of Hermitage; and by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband William E. Niemi whom she married on Sept. 17, 1938, and passed away on Oct. 7, 1976, her daughter Patricia L. Crook, grandson Brian Biggin, her son-in-law Richard DeVincentis; and by two sisters and five brothers.
Mrs. William E. (Sophie P.), 96, formerly of Wells Road, Hermitage.
Calling hours: None. Friends and family may view the obituary and send condolences at www.sampleodonnellfh.com.
Services: Private on Saturday (7-8-17) at SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 555 E. State St., Sharon.
Interment: Next to her husband at Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on July 5, 2017