Mary Pistolesi, age 101, of Greenville, PA and formerly a longtime resident of Utica, NY passed away Monday, February 7, 2022.
She was born in Utica on July 28, 1920 to Frank and Filomena (Schiavi) Pistolesi. Mary was a graduate of Utica Free Academy, received her B.A. in Education from St. Joseph College, Emmitsburg, MD and her Master's Degree in Education from the University of Syracuse. She worked as an Elementary School Teacher in the Utica School District for forty years. Mary was a member of St. Anthony and St. Agnes Catholic Church, Utica.
She is survived by nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, Elizabeth Natali, Teresa Pistolesi, Evelyn Pistolesi and Anna Pistolesi and a brother, Michael Pistolesi.
A private funeral service will be held Friday, February 11, 2022 in Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, with Rev. Christopher Barnes, Pastor of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro, NY.
Respectfully, Condolences to David Pistolesi, who worked so hard to do all her paperwork, etc.
I am saddened to hear of her passing, but in wonderment that she lived to such a great age. Mary was my God-Mother and best friend of my other Mary E. Downey, from Bacon Street, Utica NY. Sadly, I lost track of her many years ago when the family moved from the home on Derbyshire here in Utica. I will always remember her as a beautiful and kind woman who was a warm and generous presence in my life for many years. God Bless and God Speed to her as she crosses the bar. Thank you: Ms. Brenda M. Podos
Our prayers to the family , David, Donald and Libby as they have lost a beautiful Aunt Mary.
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Blessings, Dan & Linda Raub