Antonette was born in McKees Rocks, PA on October 12, 1925. She married Joseph Dinell in 1947 and they resided in Coraopolis, PA with their five children and her mother, Marie DeVito, until moving to Fort Worth, Texas in 1967. The family relocated to Laurel, Maryland during which time she received her nursing diploma specializing in geriatric care. In 1977, she and her husband returned to Texas where they owned and operated a family business in Houston.
In retirement, Antonette returned to Fort Worth where she lovingly helped raise her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was active in her community and supported many organizations such as St.Judes, Disabled Veterans, Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and was an active participant at the Haltom City Senior Center. She enjoyed painting, reading, crocheting, cooking and spending time with her family above all else. As the Matriarch, she was until her passing, actively involved in the lives of her daughters, grand children and great grandchildren. She was know as Nana by family and friends and was often asked for her advice. She was loved and will be missed always.
Antonette was preceeded in death by her son, Joseph William Dinell, and her husband, Joseph A. Dinell, brother William Maglieri and sister Christina Laschiavo
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Constance Emling, Deborah Berry, Jody Noonan and Kristine Derrick; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren