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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

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38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

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6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Estelle Grace Vayo (nee Gervais)

11/16/1929 — 05/18/2021

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Estelle Grace Vayo (nee Gervais), age 91 of Mentor for over 50 years, passed away May 18th, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. She was born November 16th, 1929 in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts to the late Alphonse and Georgianna Gervais.

Estelle retired as the secretary to the Treasurer of the Mentor Village School District. More than anything, she loved her family and was always there for them and was a devoted mother and wife. She enjoyed wintering in Florida, then gardening at her home all summer. And, Oh My, how she and Don loved to dance! Friday nights with friends were legendary.

She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Estelle is the loving wife for 71 years of Don R. Vayo; beloved mother of Cathy (Mike) Griesmer, Linda (John) Sellers, Kevin (Ellie) Vayo, Greg (Ellen) Vayo, Pam (Ron) Trebec and Tricia Hurst; cherished grandmother of Kelly (Joe) Carroscia, Kristi (Dennis) Reilly, Michael Griesmer, Matt (Stephanie) Griesmer, Prudy Sellers, Damon Sellers, Chad Sellers, Rochelle (Brian) Adkinson, Erin (Alex) Zito, Lindsey (Jeff) Woleben, Bryan Vayo, Chris Vayo, Daniel Vayo, Michael Stalnaker, Katie (Matt) Ferron, Jaime (Eric) Reynolds, John Trebec, Jackson Trebec, Nick (Vanna) Hurst, Andrew Hurst and Megan Hurst; great grandmother of twenty-four; sister of Jeanne Mulligan, Leon (Anita) Gervais and the late Blanche, Gertrude, Irene, Rita, Adalord, Oliver, Edward, Norman and Roland; aunt of many.

The Vayo family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 AM Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 at St. Bede The Venerable Church, 9114 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor. A funeral mass will follow at 11:00 at the church. Burial at Mentor Cemetery.

Donations can be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve Mentor Home Care, 300 East 185th Street, Cleveland, OH 44119.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Services.

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6 Replies to “Estelle Grace Vayo (nee Gervais)”

  1. Very sorry for your loss, many prayers for the entire family.


  2. Leighsa Parisi Delaney May 20, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    So sorry for your loss. What a large wonderful family she had.


  3. Matthew Griesmer May 20, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    So many years of wonderful memories with grandma. We are all very lucky to have had an excellent example of family for so long. Fantastic wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Will miss you very much. Love you, see you on the other side.


  4. Jackie Sheridan May 21, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Vayo family. May Estelle rest in peace and be in gods hand.


  5. I’m sorry for the loss of such a lovely lady. It sounds like she was a wonderful person and was blessed with a large and loving family. God Bless her and your family.


  6. Diane and John Monk May 27, 2021 at 1:43 am

    So, so many wonderful and happy memories of all our family get togethers throughout so many years.
    She is in heaven with all of her siblings and parents and in peace.
    Our condolences to you and your entire family.

    Uncle Don, you were her best friend, husband and love of her entire life.
    Prayers and much love ❤️ to you.


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