August 23, 1924 - October 25, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother/grandmother/great-grandmother, our Nannie, Grace Tesauro Petti. Nothing made her happier than being with her family. The love and energy she had for all was beyond measure. She was beautiful, she was loving, she was cool, she was hip, she was fun, she was full of life. We are finding comfort in knowing she is with her sons who have been waiting for her in heaven. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 25, 2020. We will miss her so much and treasure every memory. Rest in peace, Amazing Grace. We love you! Grace was one of the "Rivet Girls" working in production of rivets used for planes, tanks, etc., in Jersey City during WWII. She owned her own Italian restaurant on Newark Avenue in Jersey City called Anntone's (named after her children). She then managed restaurants including the Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, NJ and Patricia Murphy's in Miami, FL. She took pride in her work at the restaurants and got to meet many celebrities. Grace was an excellent cook, an Italian-American dream. Grace was predeceased by her sons, Joseph Salvatore "Sonny" and Anthony Philip Petti. She is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann Grace Petti, grandchildren; RaeAnn Drennan, Raymond Drennan, Chance Wenzel, Doreen and her husband Marc Devino, great grandchildren; Kortney Spencer, Brian Spencer, Kayli Godek, Gabriella Devino, Antoine Wenzel, Lily Grace Wenzel and Felix Wenzel and extended family; Holly Lansdale, Heather Lansdale and Corinne Cabaniss. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 2:30 PM on Friday, October 30, 2020 at St. Gabriel's Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum, 549 Country Road 520, Marlboro, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in her memory be made to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital at: https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=wtg-mm-btn-donate-now or The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation at: https://donate.elizabethtayloraidsfoundation.org/give/165377/#!/donation/checkout . To share a memory of Grace or send a condolence to her family please visit the tribute wall above.
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