Jolene Ann (Paolucci) Hodorowski

December 5, 1941 - October 10, 2022

12/05/1941 - 10/10/2022

Past Services

Saturday October 22, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. John Catholic Church
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions
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Memorial Mass

Jolene Ann (Paolucci) Hodorowski, 80, of Bellaire Ohio died October 10, 2022 at Ohio State Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus Ohio. 

She was born December 5, 1941 in Bellaire, Ohio, the daughter of the late Henry and Mildred ‘Millie’ Patrone Paolucci. 

Jolene was a retired High School math teacher from Martins Ferry City School after 25 years of teaching. She also taught for 13 years at St. John Central High School. After retirement, she taught for one more year at St. John Central. She was a graduate of St. John Central, Franciscan University of Steubenville and the University of Detroit. She was a lifelong member of St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire, where she was a Eucharist Minister and a member of the Catch the Spirit Bible Study Group. 

Surviving is her husband Joseph J. Hodorowski whom she married on July 10, 2011, and stepchildren, Marie (John) Gosney of Bridgeport and Joseph Mark (Carol) Hodorowski of Bellaire. Surviving is her brother Gerard (Margaret) Paolucci of Bellaire, a niece Michelle VanDorn and a nephew, Paul Paolucci both of Bellaire.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jolene’s memory to St. John Catholic Church – Bellaire, OH or to the Belmont County Animal Shelter at

Family and friends will be received on Saturday October 22, 2022 at St. John Catholic Church from 10 am until time of memorial mass at 11am with Father Daniel Heusel as celebrant. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire, Ohio. 

Arrangements by Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th Street Bellaire Ohio 43906.

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Lanny and Debbie Sitar
1 year ago

Joe, Marie and all the family, we are truly sorry for your loss. Jolene was a treasure, and she touched the lives of many others with her gifts and kindness. We will miss her, Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Patrick gaughan
1 year ago

I am sorry to hear of Jolene’s death. She was a good friend and mentor when I taught Math with her at St. John’s High School. She had a gift of working with students sharing her knowledge and compassion and joy with both students and faculty. May God welcome her into His kingdom and reward her generously for all she did for others. Her family members and friends are in my prayers.

Christina Laudermilt
1 year ago

Mrs. Paolucci was my high school math teacher at Martins Ferry. My love and passion for math came from her and her impact made me want to become a math teacher as well. She made learning fun and made math make sense. What an amazing educator that made an impact on so many. She will be missed. Condolences to her family during this time.

1 year ago

Mrs. Paolucci was my geometry teacher at MFHS. Hands down my favorite class in high school. She was so good at explaining complicated equations and she made it fun. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing.

1 year ago

Mrs. Paulocci was my favorite teacher at MF. I hated math when I got to her and she not only made it easy to learn, but fun enough that I took trig as an elective just to have her as a teacher again as a senior. Her patience, passion, and sense of humor made an impact on me then and lasts to this day. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing and my deepest condolences and prayers to her family.

Megan Simcox
1 year ago

She was one of my favorite teachers, and the only one who could teach math in a way that I could understand. RIP 😢💔

Debbi Hanson Shutler
1 year ago

I knew Jolene as Miss Paolucci as my excellent Math teacher at St. John’s. Then, later in life, as a friend that I had the privilege of sharing a cruise with, along with our husbands and other friends. It was a blessing to have her in my life. I am so sorry for her family’s loss.

Karen Phillips
1 year ago

I’m so sorry to hear about Jolene, I would always see her and Joseph out and about. I will miss that. There is another angel up in heaven now. God bless you Jerry and Margaret.🙏

Bob Fialkowski
1 year ago

Joseph,I worked with Jolene at SJC,she was an outstanding Math teacher as well as a very nice person.My prayers are with you