Jilda Anne Aniello
1927 - 2020
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Jilda "Jeana" Aniello, our "Norni", returned home on June 25th, 2020. She will be remembered by the smile in her sparkling eyes.

Jeana was born January 10, 1927 to Giovanni and Teresa Santaniello in Providence, RI. She was one of ten children and loved sneaking into her father's vineyard and eating the grapes, picking blueberries, and softshoe dancing with her siblings.

One day in a movie theatre, a neighborhood boy tapped on her shoulder and said the words "Hey, did you know that we are at war?" This simple sentence began a courtship that evolved into a marriage of over 50 years, five children, and ten grandchildren.

Al and Jean Aniello moved to Las Vegas in 1962 where they became founding members of the Italian American Club, helped to build Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church, and established a successful insurance agency that still operates today. She was book-keeper, Vice President, and most importantly to her, Matriarch.

Mom enjoyed sewing, cooking, advice through newspaper clippings, playing the harmonica, gazing at the stars, jumping in rain puddles, praying the rosary, and reading the same children's story over and over again to her grandchildren. She loved making costumes for her childrens' "garage plays" and could always lure "runaways" inside with a fresh pot of pasta sauce. Her favorite treat was a box of See's Candies.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Rick (PJ), Bob (Daryle), Ron (Jeanette), Anne (Mark), Janice (Rob); grandchildren Jessica, John, Amelia, Gina, Julia, Nick, Chris, William, and Heather; and is preceded in death by her husband, Al Aniello, and grandson, Robbie Portaro Jr.

Due to the current climate, there will be a private mass on July 11th at 11am for her family and closest friends. She will be laid to rest next to her husband, Al. Services will be private.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Jun. 30, 2020.
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Gayle Stackhouse
July 6, 2020
Rest In Peace Mrs. A. You were such a great friend to my parents and especially my mom after dad died. Comforting hugs to Ricky, Bobby, Robbie, Annamarie spaghetti and Little Bit!
Suzy Martinet
July 4, 2020
I remember your mother as a sweet and kind next-door neighbor on Rambla. I'm happy for her long, happy life. My condolences to all the Aniello family.
Andy Barrett
July 1, 2020
Dear Janice and family , my sincere condolences and love during this most trying time in your lives.
Maria Fihn
July 1, 2020
Annie and family
Sending love and thinking of you
Cherish your memories!
Stacey Noble
July 1, 2020
She will be deeply missed
Darrell Bogan
June 30, 2020
When I came to work at Anniello I had just lost my mom a month prior. Your mom was so loving and kind and funny lol. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. And oh how she loved her family. I was blessed to have her in my life. I loved her.
Deborah Kilrain
June 30, 2020
My sincere condolences for your loss. Rick, Bob, Ron, Anne and Janice. You probably dont know this but your Mom and I were very close for many years. We spoke weekly for hours and she was like a second Mother to me.
Every year I waited for those Sees chocolates.
My favorite memory was when I visited her and your Dad. They took me to see a light show in downtown Vegas. Then we went to their chalet in Brianhead where we skied and went snowmobiling.
Your Dad had such a great sense of humor and Auntie Jean was so kind and loving.
They were truly one of a kind.
Seems like it was yesterday when she was in R.I. and I had breakfast with her and Bobby... or maybe it was Ronnie.
My Love to you all.
Your R.I. Cousin
Diane Brito ( Idas Daughter)
Her remaining sister Ida will be 101 in Oct.... Guess we have good genes. ❤❤❤❤❤
Diane Martin
June 30, 2020
Words cannot begin to express the sorrow I feel at the loss of such a gentle soul. Jeana Aniello was kind, funny, loving and had a heart that kept on giving. I will always treasure the memories of the times we shared. My heart and prayers go out to the Aniello family at this difficult time.
Lee Huddy
June 30, 2020
A beautiful tribute to a wonderful lady! Our sincere condolences to the Aniello family!
Lori, Glenn & Patricia Adams
June 30, 2020
Loved you Jeanie!
I will always remember the good times working with you and Al at Aniello Insurance.
Debbie Cavanaugh
June 30, 2020
What a lovely tribute ❤
Terri Negrelli
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