Antoinette Josephine Painter, 99, of Taylorville, Ill., passed away at 3:40 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Taylorville Care Center.
Antoinette was born May 22, 1920 in Farmington, Ill., the daughter of Lorenzo Dominick and Candida Domenica (Marchetti) Gioannini. She married Bernard Joseph Painter on May 3, 1937 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Benton, Ill. He preceded her in death on December 1, 1972.
Antoinette worked for many years, and later retired, as a cook from the Hotel Frisina and Raymond Café. She was a devout member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and long-time member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Antoinette was a polite, kind, and gentle soul that will be missed by all that had come to know her. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles in her spare time.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Bernard Joseph Painter, Jr.; daughter, Barbara Stadsholt; sons-in law, Mike Kelly and Dave Sheedy; daughter-in-law, Karen Painter; grandsons, Billy Stadsholt and Steve Painter; granddaughters, Gina Gilson and Kayla Bethard; great-grandson, Christian Soland; great-granddaughter, Alli Bethard; and brother, Lawrence Gioannini.
Antoinette is survived by her son, John D. Painter of Taylorville, Ill.; daughters, Rose Mary Gilson of Springfield, Ill., Stella (husband, Tom) Boston of Charlotte, N.C., Gloria (husband, Dave) Sheedy Mahan; daughter-in-law, Becky Painter of Morrisonville, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, Carole (husband, Bob) Kindermann of Taylorville, Ill., and Donna (husband, John) Records of Michigan.
Visitation and Funeral Mass: The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the mass at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 108 W. Adams St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Rev. Msgr. David S. Lantz, celebrant.
Interment will follow the mass at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.
Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 has been entrusted with ceremonies. aPlease visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.