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WINCHENDON – Amelia Theresa (Antognoni) Steves, 97, died peacefully Wednesday morning, January 30, 2019 in Alliance Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Baldwinville. She was born in Jafffrey, NH on June 5, 1921, daughter of the late Giovanni and Antonia (DeAngelis) Antognoni and grew up in Winchendon. Her husband of 70 years, John Steves, died in 2010.
Her brothers, Elliott Antognoni, Ledevino Antononi and sister, Eva Dionne, preceded her in death.
She leaves a daughter, Brenda Rosengren and her husband Ronald of Gardner. She also leaves three grandchildren, Scott Rosengren, Wendy Janerico and her husband Joseph of Oxford, MA, Brian Rosengren and his wife Kira of Templeton; four great grandchildren, Sean and Kelly Janerico of Oxford, Sawyer and Emerson Rosengren of Templeton; Godchildren, Wayne Antononi, Debra Coolak, Genetto Antonioni, Mariann Dwinell and several nieces and nephews.
During the Second World War, Amelia worked for Heywood Wakefield, building Bomb Fuzes for the war effort. After the war, she worked for the Winchendon Dress Shop and later started her own woman’s and children’s clothing store, Amelia’s Fashion Shop. She retired in 1986 and belonged to Woman’s League of Bowlers, National Guild of Rug Hooking and the Winchendon Garden Club and enjoyed Silver Sneakers program at the Wendell P. Clark Memorial.
The family would like to thank the staff at Alliance Health at Baldwinville and Beacon Hospice or their loving care of Amelia
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 11 A.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon.
A calling hour will precede the funeral Wednesday from 10 to 11 A.M.
Burial will be private at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis TN 38101 or to Alliance Health at Baldwinville Patient Activities Fund, 51 Hospital Road, Baldwinville, MA 01436.