Geraldine Pietrantonio

IRON MOUNTAIN – Geraldine D. Pietrantonio, 86, of Iron Mountain, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Maryhill Manor Nursing Home in Niagara, Wis.

She was born July 1, 1927, in Breitung Township, daughter of the late Jacob and Kleopha (Brinkman) Hughes. Geraldine was raised in Homestead, Wis. She attended Kingsford High School and graduated in 1945.

She married Floyd “Billy” Pietrantonio on Nov. 25, 1947, in Iron Mountain. They resided on the North Side of Iron Mountain until 1965, when they moved to Milwaukee.

While living in Milwaukee, Geraldine worked for JC Penney Co. until retiring in 1983. After retirement, Geraldine and Billy moved back to Homestead and wintered in Florida. In 1993, they returned to the North Side. Billy preceded Geraldine in death in 1996.

Geraldine was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. She was a volunteer at Maryhill Manor for many years.

She is survived by two daughters, Margaret (Jerome) Napientek of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Carol (Joseph) Bowman of Florence, Wis.; one brother, Garrett “Buck” (Karen) Hughes of Crystal Falls; one sister, Connie (Bill) Nadiger of Sturtevant, Wis.; one daughter-in-law, Kathy (Mike) Dempsey of Brookfield, Wis.; one sister-in-law, Deanna Hughes of Oconto, Wis.; six grandchildren, Kari (Andrew), Kelly (Michael), Kim, Douglas, Luis, and Anna; five great-grandchildren, Livia, Ava, Brendon, Braydon, and Mason; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents and her husband Billy, Geraldine was preceded in death by two sons, James and William “Billy Joe” Pietrantonio; two brothers, Lloyd and Jerry Hughes; and two sisters, Jane Neuens and Charlotte Church.

Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.

Prayers will be recited Saturday, Nov. 23, at 8:30 a.m. at the funeral home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. Msg. James Kaczmarek will officiate.

Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.

The family extends a special thank you to Maryhill Manor for giving their mother a purpose to live in her later years. Geraldine was a volunteer and they made her feel as though she were part of the staff. The family appreciates the loving care the staff provided throughout her residency.

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The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain to honor Geraldine’s legacy of life.