ATHENS — Connie DeBerardinis, 90, of Athens passed away, Sunday, March 19, 2023, at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, Athens. Born October 6, 1932, in Morristown, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Corinne Headapohl.
She graduated from Chatham High School in 1950. She was a 1954 graduate of Mary Baldwin University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Connie was a third-grade teacher. She married her high school sweetheart, Leonard Pikaart, on November 6, 1954. They were married 38 years, until his death. She married Anthony L. DeBerardinis, the love of her life, on Oct. 7, 1994. They were married for 23 years until Tony passed away.
Connie is survived by two daughters, Lori (Dan) Brooks and Cindy Castle; a son, William Pikaart; 18 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Chris Pikaart.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, William F. Headapohl; her sister-in-law, Ruth Headapohl; her oldest son, Leonard F. Pikaart; and a son-in-law, Vernon R. Castle.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with Rev. Deborah Woolsey officiating. Friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard, 64 University Terrace, Athens, OH 45701 or to Christ the King Catholic Church, 75 Stewart St., Athens, OH 45701. Please share a memory, a note of condolence or sign the online register at www.jagersfuneralhome.com.