MECHANICVILLE - Antonette N. Wixted, 85, of East Saratoga Ave., died Friday, Sept 6th at Saratoga Hospital, after a brief illness.
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A native and lifelong resident of Mechanicville, born March 25, 1934, daughter of the late Peter and Madeline DeVito, she was a 1952 graduate of Mechanicville High School.
Along with her late husband Earl Wixted, they owned and operated the very popular bar and pizza restaurant, the former B & D Tavern where all their customers lovingly called her “Mom”.
A die hard New York Yankee fan, who was said to bleed pinstripes, she and friends gathered each first Friday of the month for their poker game. She also enjoyed visiting the casinos. A communicant of All Saints on the Hudson Church, and the church’s Rosary Altar Society. Though small in stature, Antonette ruled the roost for her family, which she loved very much, and spent much time with her siblings and their families.
Her husband of 41 years, Earl Wixted sadly died in 1998.
Survivors include her four loving children: Judy Wixted and husband George Dappert of Maryland, Patti and David Delano of Schaghticoke, David Wixted and wife Diane LaVigna along with Paul Wixted and wife Jen Kagarise both of Florida. Adored grandchildren include Michele and James Dappert, Kevin and Kayla Delano, Matthew, Trevor, Nicholas and Max Wixted. Siblings Peter and Aminda DeVito and Angie Fusco both of Mechanicville, nieces, nephews and families..
Also predeceased by her brother John (Mary) DeVito, and sisters Margaret (Scotty) Palmer, Mary (Peter) Belmonte and Sylvia (Anthony) VanDetta.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9:30 AM at All Saints on the Hudson Church, 121 No. Main St. Internment in St. Paul’s Cemetery.
Calling Hours at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville on Monday from 4 - 7 PM.
In Lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs, 12866.