Obituary: Ann Pizza

October 9, 1948 – February 13, 2022

Mary Ann Pizza was born October 9, 1948 to Alderic and Celanie (Cyr) Tardif in Van Buren, Maine. Ann was the youngest of five children and grew up in Southbridge, MA, graduating from Southbridge High School in 1966. In 1969, Ann met the love of her life, Richard Pizza, and they married October 23, 1971. The two decided to head west after daughter Amy was born in 1973, spending a few years in California before relocating to Incline Village in 1980. Ann loved Incline and the true beauty of the region. From days enjoying the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe to skiing down the slopes of Mt. Rose, Incline was her home. A few years after Amy went off to college, the two settled in Reno, where Ann died peacefully at home in hospice care on February 13, 2022.
Ann was a homemaker for a significant portion of her life. She occasionally worked as a bookkeeper to stay busy and fulfilled. Spending spare time with her cat Lilly, Ann loved to travel and did so several times; the Caribbean being her favorite.
Ann is predeceased by her parents and sister (Edwina). She is survived by husband Richard, her beloved cat Lilly, daughter Amy and her sons Tyler and Dylan, brothers’ Jack, Joe, and Gill, sister-in-law Susan, brother-in-law Michael, and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.
Thank you to the wonderful caregivers and doctors who were there to help Ann navigate her final journey. Honoring Ann’s wishes, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Society for the Preservation of Cruelty to Animals (S.P.C.A) or a local Humane Society.

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