Margaret passed away peacefully on the morning of April 12, 2022, She was born on March 6, 1920 in Yonkers to Vito and Giovannina (Grilli) Pistone.
Margaret is survived by her nieces, Jennifer and her husband Larry Dugan, Janice and her husband Thomas Lavaia; her great-nieces and nephews, Janine and John Notaro, Larry Dugan and his wife Erica; along with their children, Jack and Max Meaney, Ryan and Juliana Dugan.
She was predeceased by her parents, brother Pat and most recently her sister Nettie.
Margaret worked as a seamstress for more than 50 years. She loved to sew. Growing up she was our personal seamstress, making our dresses, coats and especially our halloween costumes. We always stood out in a crowd and that made her very proud.
Her other passion was baking. Anyone that Margaret knew got cookies (or pizza) for every occasion. EVERYONE!
Margaret was known to us and many of our friends as "Aunt Mimi". She was a spit fire and kept us on our toes. She did things "her way" and that was that.
She enjoyed being with the kids in the yard whether it was a barbecue or helping them (Janine, John and Larry) put on a show for us. Aunt Mimi was one of a kind!
A few months after she turned 90 years old she had an unfortunate mishap which left her with a brain injury . For the next 11 1/2 years she resided at the Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Riverdale. Aunt Mimi survived many trials and tribulations and was once referred to as "the baby made of steel" and that she was!
Our many thanks goes out to the staff of The Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Our aunt was kept clean, comfortable and in good physical health for 11 1/2 years. What more could we have asked for !