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Madelyn June Pilotto 97, of Tampa, Florida entered Heaven’s Gates peacefully January 17, 2022 with her loving family at her bedside.  She was born June 8, 1924 in Highland Park, Michigan to Martha Grace (LaVigne) Tremain and Walter W. Tremain.  She lived in Detroit, Michigan until 1970 when she, her husband and their daughter followed other family members and moved to Fort Myers, Florida.  She lived the last 20 years in Tampa, Florida.

She was preceeded in death by her husband of 51 years, Joseph Pilotto, infant daughter Susan Pilotto, son Kenneth Pilotto, and grandson Matthew Pilotto.  She is survived by her son Joseph R. Pilotto (Bethann), daughter Martha (Marti) Smith (Rick), fourteen grandchildren, Jeff Pilotto (Courtney), Jim Pilotto, Jason Pilotto, Keiley Caldwell, Joe Pilotto (Marie), Christy McCloe (Rob), Kenny Pilotto (Stephanie), Michele Kennedy (Dave), Michael Pilotto, Lisa Lord (Ian), Marilyn Ross (Scott), Marlene Pilotto, Angela Joosse (BJ) and Mark Pilotto (Adam) and 17 great-grandchildren Laynie Caldwell, Avery Veresh, Cameron Veresh, Lacey Pilotto, Nicholas Pilotto, Jackson Pilotto, Anderson Pilotto, Levi McCloe, Anthony Pilotto, Colton Pilotto, Madelyn Pilotto, Gianna Ross, Ivy Lord, Alexandra Pilotto, Maddison Joosse, Cayson Pilotto and Eland Lord.

She leaves a Legacy of a long, well-lived life of faith, strength, hard-work, courage, kindness and love of God and family.  To know her was to love her.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Michigan in July.

1 Comment

  • Mark Garriott
    Posted May 9, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    I went to Edison Jr. College in Ft. Myers Fla. In 1970-71 & met Marti & was close to her & her parents for short year until I had to return home to Indiana for more college back home. She & Joe were great people & I’ve thought about them & Marti for the last 53 years & the good times we had. Loved them like they were my own parents while I was away from home. My condolences to Marti & the rest of her family for their loss. I know how hard it is to lose a loved one because I just lost my wife of 34 years in Nov. of 2022. I just found out of her death today , on May 9th or I would have done this earlier. Contact me Marti I would like to say hello to you again after about 53 years. Be healthy ,& safe all of you , Mark Garriott.

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