Stephanie Anne Pignatiello
On Thursday afternoon, Stephanie Anne Pignatiello went to meet Jesus face to face. She left a heartbroken family, especially her mom, dad, and younger sister. Her passing was sudden and very unexpected.
Stephanie was 21 years old and had just graduated Cum Laude from Dartmouth College last month. She had double majored in Psychology and Linguistics with a minor in Chinese. She was a Neukom Scholar as well as a beloved member of Phi Tau fraternity within the larger Dartmouth family.
Stephanie was one of the most compassionate people we knew. She was always ready to assist someone or something in need. The stories of her generosity with her time and talents are overwhelming us.
Stephanie valued her individuality. She lived her life in her own way. She moved through this world differently than the rest of us. She was beyond brilliant and thought differently than the rest of us. She didn't relate like the rest of us. Stephanie was a challenge for many people. Those who were privileged to see her true heart, however, were very blessed.
On earth, Stephanie was respected and admired by her family and close friends. This world's loss is Heaven's gain. She is at peace in Jesus' arms now. We will miss her dearly and look forward to sharing Heaven's glory with her some day.
Please join us for a "Celebration of Stephanie's Life" at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at Seacoast, 123 Sweeten Creek Road in South Asheville.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Stephanie's name to either of these charities, both of which are very special to our family: Memory Care www.memorycare.org/supportthemac.htm 828-771-2219 or to On Eagle's Wings Ministries www.oewm.net/#!donate 877-276-8023.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.
Read Stephanie Pignatiello's Obituary and Guestbook on www.grocefuneralhome.com.