Theresa Celestino


Theresa R. Celestino, 77, Defiance, passed away at home on Saturday, January 26, 2013, surrounded by her family.

Theresa was born May 13, 1935, in Austin, Texas, to the late Reynaldo and Jesusa (Dominques) Ramon. She was married to Carlos M. Celestino on August 28, 1953. He survives her. Theresa had been a resident of Defiance since 1965. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. She was a homemaker and worked at Zellers for many years. Theresa was a great cook and enjoyed playing bingo, casinos, travel and her grandchildren.

Surviving besides her husband Carlos, are nine children, Carlos Jr. (Catherine) Celestino of Arlington, Virginia, Irene (Oscar) Flores of San Antonio, Texas, Richard R. Celestino and Rudy J. (Darlene) Celestino, all of Defiance, Henry P. (Veronica Mata) Celestino of Saginaw, Mich., Julia Celestino and David (Penny) Celestino, all of Toledo, Raquel (Michael) Korty of Chester, Virginia, and Joseph M. Celestino of Austin,Texas. Also surviving are a sister, Julia Trevino; and two brothers, Jaoquin Ramon and Joseph Ramon, all of Defiance. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by two brothers, Rey Jr. and Jesse Ramon; and two sisters, Ramona Urbina and Guadalupe Robles.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 29, from 3-7 p.m. at the Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home, 1753 S. Clinton St. Defiance, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. There is a rosary services at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to St. John's Catholic Church in memory of Theresa R. Celestino. Condolences may be shared with the family at

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  • Sending our deepest Condolences to the family and our prayers go out to each and everyone of you. John & Joan Omlor

  • Sending love to all the Celestinos from Maryland. Love, David Ikels (brother of Catherine Ikels Celestino, who is married to Carlos Celestino)