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Olga Pichetti

Olga Pichetti, 90, of Jefferson St., died Saturday, August 17, 2002, in Duluth. Olga was born March 5, 1912, in Hibbing, to Costantino and Teresa (Baldieri) Becchetti. She graduated from Hibbing High School in 1930, and the University of Minnesota in 1934. She then accepted a position as a social worker in Duluth where she met and married her husband of 56 years, Peter C. Pichetti. She spent most of her married life as a homemaker, and was active in the community, volunteering at hospitals, garden clubs and many school and youth organizations. Olga was also active in her church, the Holy Roasry Parish, continuing to serve as a geeter and in other various church activities. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Plus 55 Club, the Duluth Garden Club, and the Duluth Women's Club. She was an avid sports fan, especially always following 'her' Minnesota Twins. She enjoyed maintaining her own home and gardens and enjoyed playing bridge wtih her friends at least twice a week. Even with all of her activities, she most enjoyed, loved and reveled in her large family, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family of friends and neighbors. She had enjoyed a wonderful family reunion with most all of her family just days before her death. She was preceded in death by her husband Peter, in 1992; son Lou, in 1999; two brothers, and two sisters. Olga is survived by her children, Nadine (Robert) Lewis of Apple Valley, MN., Peter (Linda) Pichetti of Duluth, and a daughter-in-law Sue Pichetti of Duluth; two brothers, Charles (Nella) Becchetti of Bloomington and Ted (Connie) Becchetti of St. Paul; grandchildren, Scott (Lisa) Pichetti, Paul (Kim) Pichetti, and Tim (Bronwynn) Pichetti, all of Duluth, Paul (Lisa) Lewis of Savage, MN., and Diane Lewis of Las Vegas, NV., Amy Pichetti of Rochester, MN., and Kristin Pichetti of Minneapolis; step-grandchildren, Stephen and Michael Roach; great-grandchildren, Matt and Katie Pichetti, Molly, Morgan, McKenzie, Mallory and Mason Pichetti, Royce and Griffin Pichetti, and Brooke and Baylee Lewis, and many nieces and nephews. VISITATION:will begin at 4 PM with 6 PM Wake Prayers, Thursday, in the Dougherty Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Friday, in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary. Burial at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Duluth Woman's Club or donor's choice. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E 2nd St.