Annabelle A. Bottone, 90, a loving mother and grammie of 5866 North St., Limestone, N.Y., passed away Sunday (April 13, 2014) at her residence.
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Born Jan. 13, 1924, in Limestone, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mabel Giardini. On Jan. 1, 1942, in Limestone, she married Francis T. Bottone, who died on March 15, 2001.
Mrs. Bottone was a 1941 graduate of Limestone High School. She had been employed at Zippo Manufacturing Co. in Bradford, Pa., and retired after 30 years of service. After her retirement, she worked for her son at Raffael's Cafe for 16 years.
She was a lifetime member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church and the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
Annabelle enjoyed camping at Red Oak with family and friends and her trips to Las Vegas playing the slot machines. She was the happiest spending time with her family, which was almost daily, and cooking for them. Anytime you stopped at Annabelle's the coffee pot was always on.
A couple years ago, she adopted a barnyard kitty and named him Bubbie. He was a faithful companion to the end and the light of her life.
She is survived by two daughters, Marianne (the late Richard) Baxter of Apex, N.C., and Bonnie (John) Spry; one son, Ralph (the late Patricia) Bottone, all of Limestone; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers, Richie Giardini and Berto Giardini.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main St., where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor of St. Bernard Church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to McKean County SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 15 to Apr. 22, 2014