2/12/1921 – 4/14/2020
It is with a very heavy heart that I announce the passing of my beautiful grandmother Antonetta Reszko to some, Nettie to her friends and sisters, Ettie to her nieces and nephews and Nanny to us. She passed away on April 14, 2020 at the age of 99.
Nettie was born on February 12, 1921 to Concetta & Alphonso Bove in the Bronx, NY.
Nan was a simple woman who enjoyed her family very much. She loved children so much that she literally had a hand in raising my entire family and gave many foster children a whole lot of love and care over the years. If she had her way she would have adopted all of them. She loved to crochet and even taught the nurses in the nursing home just last month how to make a hat. In her earlier years, she traveled all over Europe with her cousin and sister, loving every minute of it. She got a kick out of kissing the Blarney Stone. She would go to Bingo religiously and loved Atlantic City. She was a talented seamstress, having had the opportunity to make countless dresses for so many special occasions. She created beautiful memories for her family, neighbors and friends. She played cards every Friday with her neighborhood girls and was known for her wonderful cooking – she made a mean Sunday gravy and Christmas Eve Seafood Feast.
She was truly one of a kind. Nan loved her sweets. She actually preferred them to food. If she could have her way, dinner would be a Napoleon with a side of cannoli topped off with whipped cream.
Although a long life is considered a blessing, there is unfortunately a down-side. Because she lived so very many great years a large number of loved ones passed on before she did. She lost her husband Vincent Reszko, her daughter, Marie Rieger, her sisters, Concetta (Connie) Mozzillo and Assunta (Susie) DeGirolamo and many nieces and nephews she held so dear. It’s comforting knowing that every one of them was there to welcome her.
Those of us she left behind include her children, a son and a daughter Lynn Iannascolio; her granddaughter Erin Rieger; her grandson Justin Iannascolio; her great granddaughters Madison, Kelly and Sydney Carlo; her sister Angelina (Jeannie) Bove and many more family members and friends who will never forget her. She will be missed and loved forever.
A Private and limited Graveside Ceremony will take place at Raymond Hill Cemetery in the Carmel, NY. The family would like to thank everyone for their understanding during this difficult time.
A Memorial Mass will take place at a later date to honor and celebrate Antonetta’s life at St. Ann’s Church in Yonkers, NY.