Gabriel Anthony Pizzini was the third of eight children born to Katherine and Baptist Pizzini of Black Eagle on July 22, 1937. He attended Collins Grade School and graduated from Central Catholic High School.
Gabriel began working on the Great Northern Railroad as a teenager. He continued his railroad career until he retired.
Gabe was a loving, kind and gentle soul. He had a tender heart and loved his pets. He was blessed with a special wisdom that guided him throughout his lifetime. Gabriel was a good brother and opened his heart to his sister, Mary Louise, when she came to live with him.
He volunteered at Knight of Columbus fish fries and was especially devoted to raising funds for Special Olympics. Through his volunteering he was able to easily make friends and expand his big family.
Playing cards and Bingo, doing word searches and watching old Westerns were Gabe’s favorite pastimes. He was a sharp card player and loved to win. He enjoyed sharing time with people and was happy to make the Senior Center his second home.
Gabe is survived by his sisters, Barbara (Charlie) Badger, Monica Fisher, and Margaret Maffit; several cousins as well as many nieces and nephews.
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