Marie D. (Ricotta) Pizzimenti, 81, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Gaetano and Catherine Ricotta.
Marie was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, NY. She attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School. On October 6, 1962, she married Anthony P. Pizzimenti at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Niagara Falls, NY. Mr. Pizzimenti predeceased her on March 23, 2009. Marie was a member and served as former treasurer of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Cristoforo Colombo Society in Niagara Falls. She was also a member of the Power City Lodge and longtime active member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church both in Niagara Falls. Marie was a terrific baker. She baked cakes and cookies for weddings and other special occasions and over the years entered numerous baking contests. In her leisure time, Marie also enjoyed playing Bingo.
Marie is survived by her son, David G. (Rhonda L.) Pizzimenti of Niagara Falls, NY; four grandchildren, Whitley (Mark) Hodges of Danville, VA, Melissa (Albert) Garcia of Niagara Falls, NY, Gabriella Marie Pizzimenti of Grand Island, NY and Grace Robertson of Niagara Falls, NY; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Dr. Salvatore (Kandace) Ricotta of Scottsdale, AZ; one sister, Anna (Roger) Macchiaroli of Lewiston, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and her beloved dog, Jazzi.
Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4-8 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, June 26th at 12:00 noon at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 27th Street and Independence Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY with Rev. Duane R. Klizek officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY. Donations in Mrs. Pizzimenti's memory may be made to the Cristoforo Colombo Society, 2223 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14301 or Power City Lodge, 2287 Delaware Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14305.
Visit www.mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online guest register.