GREEN BAY, Wis. - Ann Marie Paoletti, 56, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 24, 2013, after complications from an illness in Green Bay.
Ann was born Dec. 16, 1956, in Iron Mountain to Delores Ehlers and the late Nick Paoletti Jr. She was a graduate of Iron Mountain High School, Class of 1975. Ann obtained her RN degree from Michigan Tech in 1980, her BSN from Bellin College of Nursing and was a certified RN of nephrology. She was employed as a nurse for 32 years at St. Vincent Hospital.
Ann is survived by her mother, Delores Ehlers; stepmother, Marlene Paoletti; brother, Nick Paoletti; sister, Linda (James) Stewart; sister-in-law, Christine Paoletti; aunt, Carmen Ambrosia; uncle, Ray Paoletti; nieces and nephews, Angela (Geoffrey), Alison (Scott), Caitlin, Kevan (Jessie), Keith (Sarah), and Kandace; great-nieces and great-nephews, Kyle, Kameron, Konner, Andrew, Will, Kayla, Brooke and Tanner; and very special friends, Anita Biese, K.T., Kevin, Ryan, and Rachel McCrary; her dog niece, Pepper; and her mentor, St. Jonette Devlin.
Ann was preceded in death by her fianc, Patrick Weir; her father, Nick Paoletti Jr.; brother, Michael Paoletti; sister-in-law, Shelly Paoletti; and uncle, Clary Ambrosia.
We remember Ann for her great generosity and endless love of others, with no expectations of anything in return. She was a huge animal lover and always had a treat ready for any dog who came to visit. She adopted families at Christmas, supported United Way and helped countless children with their school fund-raisers.
We will miss her amazing cooking, her fantastic knack of gift giving in creative packages; her love of snowmen, Broadway musicals, Seroogy's chocolate and treats; and reading her hand-me-down books.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, located at 1630 E. Mason St. in Green Bay, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Parish wake service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Visitation will continue at the church on Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon on Friday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Laner in Green Bay, with the Rev. Mark Vander Steeg officiating.
Online condolences may expressed to the Paoletti family at www.prokowall.com.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
The family wishes to thank the countless friends and caregivers who cared so much for Ann over the past several years.