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Ann "Sissy" (Farren) Sanchioli

November 28, 1928 November 5, 2017
Ann "Sissy" (Farren) Sanchioli
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Age 88, died peacefully at home in Bloomfield, surrounded in her final days by her loving children and sister. The daughter of Michael and Bridget Farren, Irish immigrants from County Donegal. She was one of nine children. She grew up in Swissvale. Ann graduated from Pittsburgh Hospital, School of Nursing. She married Isadore "Izzy" Sanchioli, owner of Sanchioli Bakery, which continues today. She served as a nurse at West Penn Hospital from which she retired. She was a source of comfort and strength to her family, always willing to share her medical advice and support to her family in time of need. In her early years she loved boating and water skiing on the Allegheny River and lived for a time after retirement in Donegal, PA. She was an avid Penguins and Steelers fan. Beloved mother of Ellen (Michael) Foreman, Alex (Marilyn), Carl (Deborah) and John (Lisa) Sanchioli; grandmother of Nikolai, Ena, Jillian, Derek, James, Anna, Nathan, Joshua, and Adam; sister of Eileen Arlia, Thomas, Michael, and David Farren; godmother of Victoria Arlia. Friends received Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Winter Funeral Home, PC, 4730 Friendship Ave. Funeral on Wednesday at 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Maria Goretti Church, Friendship Campus, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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