Annette Pellegrino Fontaine, 78, of Warrenton, died May 29, 2021, at Fauquier Hospital.
She was born September 10, 1942, in McKeesport, Pa., to the late Harry and Anne Moneck Kelley.
During her special education teaching career, she positively affected the lives of countless children, many of whom still fondly remember her.
Annette was an accomplished baker and cook who enjoyed preparing meals for her family. Her famous “snickerdoodle” cookies were especially loved by her grandchildren. The quintessential wife, mother and grandmother, she shared her beautiful life with many family members. To know Annette was to love her. Annette led an authentic life of love for her family. This world is just a little dimmer without her presence. All of us who were fortunate enough to know her will carry the special essence of her loving nature in our hearts. Thank you for that rare gift Annette. You will be forever missed; you will be forever loved.
She is survived by her husband, Melvyn Fontaine; her children, Jeffrey Pellegrino (Sherri) and Christopher Pellegrino (John & Fritz); her stepchildren, Matthew Fontaine (Amy) and Stephanie Howarth (Ed); her siblings, Kathleen Kelley, Patti Kelley Mancini and Danny Kelley, and 11 grandchildren, Anne Pellegrino, Charles Pellegrino (Jeffrey), John Pellegrino, Roman Pellegrino, Mia Pellegrino (Gregory), Claire Fontaine, Olivia Fontaine, Reagan Fontaine (Matt); Bryce Howarth, Todd Howarth and Logan Howarth (Stephanie).
Annette was predeceased by her first husband, Richard L. Pellegrino; a son, Gregory L. Pellegrino, and a brother, Hank Kelley.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fauquier Rehab. and Nursing, 360 Hospital Drive, Warrenton, Va. 20186.
Condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com