Margarite "Marge" Pianfetti, 76, of Gillespie, IL, died at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 11:05 pm. She was born January 25, 1943, in Benld, IL to Steve Ulakey & Wilma (Heck) Ulakey. She married Lawrence A Pianfetti on September 28, 1963 at St. Joseph's Church in Benld, IL. She was an office manager for Drew Ford. Margarite was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW of Gillespie, SS Simon and Jude Altar Society and a former Cub Scout Troop Leader. She is survived by her spouse, Larry Pianfetti of Gillespie, IL, children, Donna Pianfetti of Orlando, FL, Steven (fiancée, Belinda Sears)) Pianfetti of Decatur, IL, Paula (Robert) Rhodes of Gillespie, IL, grandchildren, Chad Pianfetti, Taylor Dowdy, Torilynne Dowdy, Anthony Pianfetti, Treanna Dowdy, Grace Pianfetti, Ian Pianfetti, Miles Pianfetti, great-grandchildren, Benjamin Kruz Dowdy, Cameron Pianfetti, siblings, Charlotte Rupert of PA, John (Nancy) Ulakey of Glasgow, KY, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Margarite was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Steven Warren Ulakey and brother in law, William "Bill" Rupert. Friends may call on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie, IL from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at SS Simon and Jude Church in Gillespie, IL from 11am -12pm. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 12:00 PM at SS Simon and Jude Church in Gillespie, IL with Father Michael Haag officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie, IL. Memorials are suggested to Gillespie Public Library. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
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