Della Pistoresi
Della Pistoresi

Obituary of Della Jean Pistoresi

Della Jean (Dupper) Pistoresi went home to the Lord December 31, 2018 surrounded by her family. Della was born November 27, 1933 in South Dakota. She met the love of her life, Nello James “Corky” Pistoresi in Renton, WA. They were married just short of 65 years when Corky passed. Joking, as Della loved doing, would often say wearing a huge smile, “I didn’t always like him, but I sure loved him!” They had 3 children.

Her life encompassed many titles, Wife, Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Great Yaya. The kitchen was one of her favorite places. She loved spoiling family and guests with treats. Della loved life and lived for her family often speaking of how she enjoyed watching her great grandchildren growing up.

Earlier last year Della was diagnosed with lung cancer. She was a fighter, determined to beat it. She faced the long road of treatments and was extremely proud of herself for completing the journey. She beamed sharing her accomplishment with friends and strangers. Their response of kind words encouraged her. Sadly, she passed after a short illness unrelated to her cancer.

Della was preceded in death by husband Corky Pistoresi. She is survived by children Mary Kinter, Dino Pistoresi, and Gina Marquis; brother in law David (Debbie) Pistoresi; grandchildren Matthew (Brianna) Pistoresi, Luke Kinter, Laramee (Weldy) Schademan, Chase Marquis, Skye Kinter, Dallas Marquis, and Gabbee Pistoresi; great grandchildren Sadie, Madyson, Tytan, Drake, Landen, and Sebastian; and siblings Elmer, Marvin, Virginia, and Marian.

We miss you dearly. Knowing how you always hated being late, we are comforted knowing you left us early, so you could celebrate New Year’s Eve with the love of your life.

We invite you to join our Celebration for beautiful Della’s Life. River Ridge Golf Course in Selah, WA on Saturday March 9th from 3 pm - 6 pm.