Maria Pietrangeli, 87

NILES – Maria Pietrangeli, 87, of 1500 McKinley Ave., died at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Home in Niles.
She was born March 4, 1920 in Aquila, Italy, the daughter of Ericoli and Antonina Lisi Butti.
Maria co-owned Tony’s Pizza in Niles with her husband for 13 years before retiring in 1982. She was a member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Niles.
Her husband, Leontino “Tony” Pietrangeli, whom she married Oct. 10, 1943, died Jan. 31, 1999.
She will be deeply missed by two sons, Pino (Jean) Pietrangeli of Howland and Frank (Sue) Pietrangeli of Niles; a daughter, Anna Pietrangeli of the home; a brother, Ericoli Butti of Italy; a sister, Edivige Antenucci of Italy; four grandchildren, Nickki, John, Angela, and Frankie II; and five great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Maria was preceded in death by a son, John Pietrangeli.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Niles, with Fr. Larry Frient officiating.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will be at Niles City Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi & Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Niles.