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Phyllis "Tootie" Picciotto, 92, of Farrell passed away at 6:03 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, in UPMC Passavant-McCandless Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Picciotto was born Oct. 15, 1924, in Farrell, a daughter of Luigi and Phyllis (Monaco) Capozzoli.
She was a lifelong area resident and a 1942 graduate of Farrell High School. Later in life she studied psychology at Edinboro University's Farrell campus.
Tootie had a long career in sales. She was employed at the former Ben Franklin Five and Dime and Garrick's Women's Fashion stores, both Farrell; and was a bookkeeper at the former Montgomery Ward, Sharon. In 1948, Tootie began working for the family business, Pic Electric, Farrell, in the lighting gallery, until she retired at age 90.
Tootie was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell, where she was involved in the Bethony Club, St. Anthony procession and helped run the fish fry for the school.
She was a longtime benefactor of the Youngstown Symphony and its junior symphony, where she assisted arranging to bring numerous performers to the area.
Tootie enjoyed playing bridge, praying the rosary, cooking every Sunday and holiday meals for her family and was an avid reader.
Her husband, Francis L. Picciotto, whom she married Jan. 15, 1946, passed away Dec. 30, 1986.
Tootie will be sadly missed by her family, which includes: three sons, William F. Picciotto, Pittsburgh; Francis X. Picciotto and his wife Georgia, West Middlesex; and Philip F. Picciotto and his wife Marianne, Farrell; seven grandchildren, Luigi M., Francis J., and William A. Picciotto; Toni Gardner; Philip J. Picciotto; Teresa Cruse; and Mario A. Picciotto; and two nieces, Gail Puntureri and Judith Carpenter.
In addition to her husband, Tootie was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Ida Picciotto and Rose Puntureri.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

PICCIOTTO
Phyllis "Tootie", 92, of Farrell.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (7-25-17) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Service: Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday (7-26-27) in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 601 Roemer Blvd., Farrell, with the Rev. Matthew Ruyechan, pastor, as celebrant.
Burial: St. Anthony's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on July 23, 2017
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