Mary Nicolini Dillinger, 64, of Pine Bluff died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at home.
She was born April 27, 1948, in Lake Village, to Primo and Bernice Turner Nicolini. She was raised and received her early education in Lake Village, moving to Pine Bluff in 1968.
Mary was of the Catholic faith.
Mary was a hairdresser most of her time in Pine Bluff, prior to becoming a receptionist for Planters Cotton Oil Mill in 1999 until leaving in 2007 due to her illness. During her employment at Planters, they became her second family.
She was preceded in death by her father, a brother, Obie Nicolini and a sister, Elizabeth Nicolini Marshall.
She leaves to cherish her memory; her mother Bernice, two brothers, Jimmy “Nick” Nicolini of Jacksonville, Fla., Melvin “Gene” Nicolini of Alton, Ill., and a sister, Lucy Nicolini Kirk (Johnny) of Pine Bluff, beloved niece Tracey Austin Shope of Pine Bluff, Great Nephews, Nicholas and Tanner Austin of Bryant, Ark., and a host of other nieces and nephews across the country.
The family wishes to give special thanks to the Hospice Angels of Pine Bluff and her very special niece, Patsy Ballek of Bozeman, Montana for the loving and tender care given to her preceding her death.
Memorial services will be held Monday, March 25, 2013, at 2 p.m.in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son, with the Father Alin Thomas officiating.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. at St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Lake Village, by Ralph Robinson and Son, officiated by Father Alin Thomas.
Memorials for Mary may be made to the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy (MIRT), 4301 West Markham Street, Slot #816, Attn: Janet Arenson, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72205
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