DATO, Ethel Mae Freese, 88, of Bridgeport, Ohio, passed Friday March 1, 2013 at the Country Club Retirement Center, Bellaire, Ohio.
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on May 1, 1924, a daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Herink Freese.
Ethel was a retired Cook from the Warren Consolidated High School; and a Baptist by faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Carl Dato; brothers, Jack, Joe and George Freese; and a sister, Elsie.
Ethel is survived by a son, Sam (Susan) Dato of Cape Coral, Fla.; a daughter, Flo Dato of Akron, Ohio; a sister, Florence Smith of Martins Ferry; grandchildren, Brian Dato and Erika (Ron) Hunt; great-grandchildren, Trevor, Ava Dato, and Kailey and Kaden Hunt; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside, Ohio, where services will be held Tuesday March 5, 2013 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Larry Lewis, officiating.
Interment will follow at Linwood Cemetery, Blaine, Ohio. Memorial
Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 306 Locust Street, Martins Ferry, and Ohio 43935. Offer online condolences at www.wilsonfuneralhomes.com.