September 25, 1939 - December 21, 2020
Janet Sottile passed away Monday, December 21, 2020. She was 81 years old.
A native of New York, she was born and raised in Elmhurst, Queens. She also lived in Vermont and California, but made Texas her long-time home.
She loved her family and friends. She knew no strangers and loved to entertain, welcoming friends and family into her home. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, reading and had a wonderful sense of humor. She was the keeper of the family history and loved to share those stories with family and friends. Janet was a faithful woman; her church and church family were always a central part of her life.
It would be wrong to say Janet lost her battle because she never stopped fighting. No matter what she faced, she was always determined. When anyone else would have broken, Janet stayed strong and kept a positive outlook. Through her we know what resilience and perseverance truly look like. There was no quit in Janet.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Margaret Bryce Schultz and John Schultz. Her brother John Frank Schultz and her infant son, Anthony Sottile.
Janet will be greatly missed by her beloved family. Her husband of 61 years, Tony Sottile, her three children, Marie Walls and husband David, Lisa Schleicher and husband Shon, John Sottile and wife Kathy. Her six grandchildren, David Anthony Walls and wife Megan, Daniel Walls, Meredith Washington, Noah Schleicher, JoJo Sottile and Toni Sottile. Her three great grandchildren, Carter Walls, Hadley Walls and Kai Washington. And, her many cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends.
A funeral mass will be held Monday, January 4 at 11:30 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano. The service will also be live streamed with the link on the church website – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church/Plano, TX (setonparish.org)
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Janet’s name to Day Spring Assisted Living (6400 Cheynne Trail, Plano Tx 75023) where they lovingly helped care for her the last year of her life.
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Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252