Antoinette Pietropaolo
1922 - 2021
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Antoinette Pietropaolo

Reno - "Mrs.Anne" "The Hawk", passed away at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center on the night of January 5th 2021. She was born Sept. 13th 1922 to Domnic and Mary Carbone in Philadelphia, PA.

At the age of 21 she left her home in South Philly on a train to join her husband Thomas at Stead A.F.B. She remained a Renoite for the last 75 years.

She began her varied career path at Dainty Cake Shop. After several years of raising her two daughters, she worked for the St. Thomas Hot Lunch Program before the school closed. She continued working for the Catholic Diocese of Reno until she retired as the Director of Holy Child Day Home. Unable to tolerate retirement, she returned back to work for WCSD Nutritional Services at Reno H.S. Finally, at the age of 92, she reluctantly retired. During her lifetime she was involved at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral and multiple school and community activities.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her sisters; Josephine and Carmella and her brother; Domnic. Also, preceding her death her husband of 54 years, Thomas, and her son-in-law Joseph Wainscoat.

She leaves behind daughters; Linda Wainscoat and MaryEllen (Guy) Archer, Grandchildren; Thomas (Donna) Wainscoat, Brianne (Kris) Kelly and Nathaniel Wainscoat, Great Grand-daughters; Aria and Natalia Wainscoat and Great Grandsons; Finn and Cooper Kelly.

A Rosary will be held at Walton's Funeral Home on Wed. Jan. 13th at 7:00pm and a Christian Burial Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral at 1:30pm Jan. 14th. It is recommended that parking for the Cathedral be at the lot across the street.

Please be mindful that both venues will be at reduced capacity due to COVID precautions and also a live-stream on Youtube is planned.

A Celebration of Life will be held post-COVID restriction when we can all gather to raise a toast to her long and glorious life.

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Published in the Reno Journal-Gazette and Mason Valley News from Jan. 8 to Jan. 13, 2021.
Mass of Christian Burial
01:30 PM
St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral
Memories & Condolences
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6 entries
January 13, 2021
Annie was one of my best friends, we where shopping Buddies.
I met Annie when I worked at WCSD and I couldn’t believe her energy and love for everyone. She always like to make people feel good with her food and she love her family so much.
Mary Allen and Linda, I’m so sorry for the lost of your beautiful mother.
Mariana Argueta
January 12, 2021
A lot of us St Thomas alums are experiencing great memories of the love delivered via “better than we deserved” hot lunches at our school. She was always so nice to us kids and deserved to be treated as a true icon of our school.
Chris Healy
January 11, 2021
Yes, I was a St. Thomas school kid when Miss Anne was there for us then my kids went to Holy Child Day Home. We later kept in contact at the Reno Sons of Italy. What a great lady who really knew how to handle children with “tough love”. She will bee dearly missed. God bless you Linda, Mary Ellen and family.
Pamela Ricci
January 11, 2021
Linda and MaryEllen: I have fond memories of Ann and Tom growing up on First Street and Lakeside Drive. So sorry for your loss. Richard and Mary Pincolini

Richard t Pincolini
January 11, 2021
Dearest Linda and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Your mom was one of the sweetest ladies
On the planet and her genuine smile will always be remembered.
My brother Joe and I attended Reno Child Day home back in the day.
Dennis Bickett
Dennis Bickett
January 11, 2021
My sister Rose Marie and I were students at St. Thomas Aquinas School Mrs. Pietropaolo was one of the 8th grade room mothers when we experienced a family crisis. She was a lovely lady and an empathic presence for us during the initial crisis. It is good to know that she had a long happy life. May God and the Blessed Mother hold her close. Condolences to her family on the loss of their beautiful matriarch.
Maddalena Colautti
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