Jacqueline (Jackie) Nancy Pino of Naples, Florida and formerly of O’Fallon, Missouri and Detroit, Michigan, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the age of 71. She was at home in Naples at the time of her death. Jackie will be buried in Robinson Township Cemetery in Grand Haven, Michigan, at a later date.
Jackie is survived by her brothers, Anthony Joseph Pino (Susan) of Grand Haven, Michigan, and Joseph Anthony Pino of Cotati, California; nieces and nephews Anthony Charles Pino (Rochelle), Jason Michael Pino, Angela Joy Alderink (Michael), Trevor Pino, Lindsey Pino, and many cousins. She loved her family dearly and said so often. Jackie also had many good friends that were like family, who supported and loved her when she lived many miles from relatives, both in St. Louis, Missouri and in Naples. Her friends of many years, Nancy and Joel, were especially dear to her and she loved their dog Diego as if he was her own.
Jackie was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 20, 1950, to Tony and Mary Antonia (Rosolino) Pino. She grew up in Roseville, Michigan and graduated from Roseville High School in 1968. She began her working career at Manufacturer’s Bank in Dearborn, Michigan, transitioning later to an accounting manager position at Magic Line ATM Network in the early 1990’s. She left Magic Line in 2000 and moved to O’Fallon, Missouri to begin a new career at Mastercard. She retired from Mastercard in 2015 as Lead of the Financial Support Division. Although she took great pride in her work and loved her co-workers, she often said that her favorite job was being retired.
Jackie was a kind-hearted person who would do anything for her friends and family. She never met a stranger, as they say, and had a gift of making people feel as if they’d known her forever immediately upon meeting her. She was proudly Italian and famous for her homemade meatballs, seasoned generously with love. In fact, Jackie’s primary love language was food and she delighted in feeding people every chance she had.
Making people laugh also brought Jackie much joy. She had a quick wit and many sayings such as “Whatever pleases you tickles me,” “Yeppers,” “Later gator,” “What’s up, what’s shakin’, what’s cookin’ what’s the scoop” and “This is me over here is that you over there?” whenever she answered a phone call. She also said frequently, “I’m so rich,” referring to the abundance of love and happiness in her life.
Jackie often spoke about how much she loved living in Naples. She loved her beautiful community and the warm weather, swimming in the pool and playing cards with her friends. She lived a full and independent life to the end, filled with the love of family and friends. And to that we are sure she would say, “T for True.”
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