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Ada Facchinello

BESSEMER, Mich. - Ada Fortunata Dalle Ave Facchinello, 94, died in peace and comfort at Sky View Nursing Center in Hurley, Wisconsin, on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Ada was born on June 4, 1927, in Asiago, Italy, a daughter of Catterina Bortoli and Domenic Dalle Ave. The family moved to the United States of America in 1930, settling in Ironwood and Puritan Location. She attended Puritan School and A.D. Johnston High School, graduating with the class of 1945. Ada was a dedicated member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Bessemer.

On May 31, 1947, Ada married Eugene "Chip" Facchinello at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Swoboda officiated. They made their home and raised their children in Yale Location. She was employed at McClellan's in Ironwood and Big Powderhorn Mountain. Ada was a very generous woman, who took care of all her family. She was a great cook, got lucky at the casinos and enjoyed a good laugh.

Her surviving children are twin sons, Dennis (Becky), and Dale (Jane); two daughters, Jeanne Christensen (Wil) and Mary Balduc; two granddaughters, Dana Christensen and Amanda Balduc (Alex Westfall); numerous nieces and nephews, Ken Nicholls and many other close family friends. She was a Godmother to Shelley Gartner and Carl Reisch.

Ada was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Mary Tiradani; and a brother, Dante Primo Dalle Ave.

A private service will be held at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Bessemer, with the Rev. Dominic Agyapong officiating.

The family would also like to express their deep appreciation to Jerald Rocco at Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, the personnel at the Aspirus Ironwood and Iron River Hospitals, including Dr. Daniel Lukes and PA-C Nicole Anderson, the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley, Wisconsin, especially former neighbor, RN Adam Guglielmotto and Sky View Nursing Center, acknowledging LPN Liisa Tijan. Thank you all for the important work you do every day providing care for those we love and supporting families in times of inevitable change.

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