Jenny's Story

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Jenny Virginia (DePadre) Bator, (NANA) age 91, of Greenfield, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Morristown Manor. She was born on February 14, 1926 in Niagara Falls, NY as the daughter of Luigi and Josephine (Bracuto) DePadre.
She married Leon Dinino in 1942, and they had a son, Ronald Dinino in 1943. Leon was killed in WWII in 1944 shortly after D-Day. She was married at 15, a mother at 16 and a widow at 17. During the war she worked at a factory making search lights. She married Edward W. Bator in 1951 and they had a son, John Bator, in 1954. Edward passed away in 2009.
She left school to marry and work for the war effort, but she was educated on her own, an avid reader. She had a huge heart, and was loved by everyone she met, finding good in all. She worked at A&P as a retail clerk for 15 years. She was a homemaker, famous for her ravioli and later volunteered at daycare centers. She loved children and was an initial donor to the St. Jude Children's Hospital, where she donated for almost 60 years. Jenny liked baking (her fig bars were renowned), cooking, doing ceramics, crosswords and playing cards and Bingo.
Jenny is survived by her loving son, John (Sally) Bator of Greenfield; her sister, Carmela Tedesco of Niagara Falls, NY; four grandchildren, Ron (Melissa) Dinino, Jr., Katherine (Tim) Sullivan, Christopher Bator and Michael (Anairis) Bator; seven great-grandchildren, Kasey Sullivan, Zachary Gibson, Dylan Sullivan, Conner Gibson, Leah Dinino, Jake Dinino and Jenny Ann Bator. She was preceded in death by her husbands; her son, Ron Dinino, Sr.; and granddaughter, Renee Gibson.
Visitation will be from 2-4 PM on Saturday, February 3, 2017 at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140, with a family and friends gathering at the Bator home in Greenfield immediately after. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by mail to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 35105-9959.
Friends may share a memory or a condolence at erleweinmortuary.com.
Published on January 31, 2018
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