Ann L. Ynesta, 77, of Wells passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at Rutland Regional Medical Center following a brief illness surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on December 25, 1930 in Somerville, N.J. the daughter of Lorenzo and Rose (Gallo) Valentino.
Mrs. Ynesta and her husband Peter were united in marriage in Somerset, N.J. where they started their family of six children.
In 1974, they relocated with their family to Wells, Vt. In 1975 they purchased One Hour Martinizing Dry Cleaners in Manchester Center, and then opened their second location known as Granville Cleaners in Granville, N.Y. In 1985, they sold their business and retired to care for their disabled son. Mr. Ynesta passed away on March 15, 1996.
Mrs. Ynesta was a communicant of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church of West Pawlet.
Besides her husband, Peter Ynesta, she is predeceased by two grandchildren, Kenneth Ynesta, Jr. and Peter Ynesta, IV, one brother, Larry Valentino and three sisters, Marie Dalassandro, Josephine Vernu and Eleanor Powlish.
Survivors include her five sons, Larry Ynesta and his wife Debra of Poultney, Vt., Peter Ynesta and his wife Patricia of Rochester, N.Y., George Ynesta, Kenneth Ynesta and his wife Raechel and Roy Ynesta, all of Wells, one daughter MaryAnn Angiolillo and her husband Frank of Wells, three brothers, Victor, Joseph and Louis Valentino, three sisters, Nancy Jacobs, Carmella Cassaro, and Dolores Fritzinger, five grandsons, seven granddaughter, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, West Pawlet, with Reverend Thomas Zelkar, pastor officiating.
Burial will take place in the Wells Cemetery at a later date.
A reception immediately followed the mass at the Wells Fire House.
There will be no calling hours.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 734 US Route 4 E, Rutland, VT 05701.