Jessie Mary Dioguardi

jessie dioguardi
On December 25, 2022, Jessie Mary Dioguardi (née Felts) died unexpectedly at her home in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 35 years old. Jessie is survived by her parents Laurel & Charles Berg of London, OH and Steve & Rhonda Felts of Chillicothe, OH; her husband Michael; their children, Isabella, Mary and Michael; and sister, Charlotte Berg of London, OH. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John & Mary Schmidt. Jessie was born on January 6, 1987, in London, OH. She graduated from Madison-Plains High School in London, OH and went on to attend The Ohio State University, on a full scholarship, where she graduated Cum Laude with a degree in psychology. Jessie married Michael in 2010. They welcomed Michael in 2010, Mary in 2012 and Isabella in 2016. Being a graduate of The Ohio State, Jessie was a huge fan of Buckeye Football and especially enjoyed attending games with her grandfather John. By sheer coincidence, she and Michael attended the same game years before each knew one another. Jessie loved her family immensely and cherished the time she spent with her children. Family vacations to places like Florida and The Great Smokey Mountains were very special to her. One of her favorite places to have recently visited was Stone Door in South Cumberland State Park because its breathtaking views of Savage Gulf. Jessie enjoyed bringing happiness to people from her cake decorating and that is what led her to become the lead cake decorator for Kroger for many years as well as providing cakes for friends and family. Horses, art, fashion and beauty were among her favorite interests along with a fondness for reading. She especially loved Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol which she re-read every year at Christmas time. A visitation is scheduled from 9am until 11am Tuesday January 3, 2023, at St. Henry Church, 6401 Harding Pike Nashville, TN. It will be immediately followed by a funeral Mass at 11am. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Room in the Inn

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  1. I was a preschool teacher for Mary. I’m wishing the family peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to Micheal and the children at this difficult time. I am thinking of you and your family and sending caring thoughts your way to support you through this.

  2. My favorite memory in our 12 years was seeing the Mutter museum in Philadelphia together. This was a bucket list item for us both and Jessie’s first friend trip. I’m so glad that I have that memory and so many others over the years. Jessie’s kindness will be missed.

  3. My first and best memory of Jessie is from a mother son dance with Michael a few years back. She was encouraging all the mamas to drag their boys on the dance floor to dance. She was the best dressed,proudest mama on that floor! She loved Michael and was having fun making sure he was too. Laughing and dancing and being 100% present in that moment. Amy Hertzog

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