Age 96, of Beechview, formerly of Erie, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughters on Thursday, September 8, 2022. Beloved wife for sixty-nine years of the late John A. Bartone, Sr., also formerly of Erie, PA. Beloved mother of John A. (Virginia) Bartone, Jr., James M. (Vincenza) Bartone both of Erie, PA, and Janice A. Bartone, and Joanne M. (Karen Wainwright) Bartone of Pittsburgh, PA. Loving grandmother to Aaron (Kristin) Bartone, and Antonietta Bartone of Pittsburgh, PA, and Vincent (Lauren) Bartone, of Erie, PA and the many fur babies of the family. Devoted Great-grandmother to Madison, Alexander, and Zoey (Aaron and Kristin) Bartone, and cherished auntie to her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and one special great-great niece, all whom she loved dearly. Preceded by her parents Carl and Algisa (Mariani) Yezzi, and her late dear sister Lucy (Yezzi) Posway, her late brother Alphonso Yezzi and a surviving brother, William Yezzi.
Anne was devoted to her husband of sixty-nine years (together for seventy) and to her family, and she loved to care for others. A woman of great faith, warmth, kindness, and compassion, she possessed a hint of mischief that was irresistible to all who knew her. Her joy was infectious, and she was a second mother to her closest nieces and nephews often lending encouragement, laughter, and support through difficult times - family meant everything to her and she loved everyone from afar.
A real-life “Rosie the Riveter,” Anne actively took part in WWII war efforts as a factory worker at General Electric, where she built bazooka guns that were shipped to the U.S. soldiers fighting for world freedom overseas. After marrying her husband and raising her family, she returned to employment at International Paper where she worked in the Marketing and Advertising division of the company. She took great pride in her accomplishments as a devoted mother, grandmother, and employee.
As per Anne’s wishes, services will be privately held, and she will be honored and interred with her beloved husband at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers or other gifts of consideration, the family asks that a memorial mass for Anne be given in her name at a local church of your choice, (suggesting a local St. Ann’s church, her patron saint) as Anne was a woman of immense and unshakable faith. Arrangements are entrusted to BRUSCO-NAPIER FUNERAL SERVICE, LTD., 2201 Bensonia Ave., Pgh, PA 15216.