Christine Marie (Privitere) Piede, age 92, of Dunkirk, died peacefully, with family by her side, on Tuesday (Oct. 2, 2012) at the Chautauqua County Home, in Dunkirk, after an extended illness.
She was born on July 25, 1920, the daughter of the late Fred and Mary (Orlando) Privitere.
Christine was extremely active in the community. She was past president of the Fredonia Garden Club, Erie Shore Garden Club, Brooks Hospital Auxiliary, Brooks Hospital Follies, volunteered at the hospital's canteen and was on the Dunkirk Beautification Board.
Christine M. Piede
She was very religious and a former Eucharistic Minister at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Dunkirk. Christine enjoyed playing bridge and was a member of several different bridge clubs. She traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe with her loving husband Thomas Piede, who died on
March 20, 2011, soon after they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They also camped at a permanent site in Westfield for many years and ventured out to seek other camping areas on the East Coast. For many years, they spent a couple of the winter months in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Christine treasured the time she spent at holidays and birthday parties with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will fondly be remembered for her perpetual smile.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph (Kathleen) Piede of Fredonia and Frederick (Rosemary) Piede of Dunkirk. Five grandchildren, Tom (Min) of Glen Ridge, N.J., Luke (Andrea) of Dunellen, N.J., Christopher (Tonia) of
Dunkirk, Fred (Amy) of Fredonia and Michelle (Mario) Muscarella of Dunkirk, and ten great- grandchildren; Lily, Nick, Sofiya, Mia, Angelina, Anthony, Isabella, Rebecca, Thomas "TJ" Piede and Rocco Muscarella.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers Peter (Vincie) Privitere and Francis (Marilyn) Privitere.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated Friday morning at 10 o'clock in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.