Winifred A. Prete (Carney)

Date of Death: 
March 13th, 2021

Winifred “Winnie” A. Prete (nee Carney) passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at the age of 90. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Prete, Sr. Loving mother of Peter Prete, Jr. (Mary), Kathleen Horn (Joseph) and Patricia Krull (Bart). Dearest grandmom of Kimberly Horn, Theresa McGoldrick, Nicole Awrachow, Lori Prete, Peter Prete, Katie Sweet and Mary Zaborowski. She is also survived by her 16 loving great grandchildren and her dearest great great grandchild. Winnie was a longtime teacher’s aide for the School District of Philadelphia. She was also a member of St. Jerome’s Seniors and loved spending summers with her family in Wildwood. Relatives and friends are invited to call Wednesday, March 17th from 9 to 10am at St. Jerome’s Church, Stamford and Colfax Sts. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 10am. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family would prefer donations in her name at

Memories and Condolences

I had the honor of sharing the last few years of Winnie’s life. She was smart, observant and most of all, she saw life from her endlessly humorous perspective. She was my motivation for getting up each day and I cherish the time we spent together. She called me her “Ellie”. Over the years I grew to know her children and many grandchildren. The love this family had for Winnie was boundless, and I quickly understood that she was quite a force of nature! Although Covid eventually ended the countless indoor family visits, she had window visits daily and the constant care and love was abundant. I’ll miss her more than words can express. Ellen Ross
We share with you the loss if your incredible Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. You all are in our hearts and in our prayers. You have our sincere condolences, our deepest sympathies and our unending love. Love you Joyce and Bill
Winnie & I spent years working together;but even after retirement we remained friends. I have many fond memories of our time together. When Pete died years ago, her family was there always. She is and was a matriarch to a beautiful loving family. I will miss her. Now she and pete can rest in peace together. Cass Depasquale
Extending our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother and praying for your family during this sad time.
Dear Pete & Mary, We just found out that your mom had passed. We were so sorry to hear. Our hope was that would could visit her again when the weather permitted her to be outside. Your mother became close friends with my mother, Theresa. We only knew you mom from time in the home. She was quite the character and we enjoyed many conversations. She spent a lot of time with my mother and would always be willing to come try to cheer my mom up after she returned to the home from a hospital. We hope you remember us. Our goal was to get back to see my mom & yours. Unfortunately, that was not to be. All our heartfelt condolences. Donna & Joe

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