Carmen Ballardini, 89, of Findlay, died at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was born May 3, 1924, in Spilamberto, Modena, Italy to the late Celso and Angiolina (Cavilli) Capponi. On October 1, 1940, she married Mino Ballardini and he survives. Also surviving her are: daughter, Daniela (Illic) Sirotti of Findlay; sister Valda Capponi of Italy and lifelong friend Leonardo Bragaulia of Italy. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Capponi. Carmen had worked as a theater actress for 50 years. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish. Carmen will be greatly missed by her husband, daughter, son-in-law, sister and friends. A service of blessing will commence at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Downtown. Rev. Msgr. Michael Hohenbrink will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME has been entrusted with the services and online condolences can be expressed via:www.coldrencrates.com.

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