Margherita M. Bartolomei

Margherita M. Bartolomei

Dec 21, 1926 – Feb 22, 2017

The family will receive friends Friday, Feb. 24th from 5pm to 7pm, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the Bel Air Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Saturday, Feb. 25th at 10am, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Entombment, Calvary Mausoleum.

Memorials are suggested to Mercy High School, Creighton Prep, or St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.


At the age of 90 years, Margherita Bartolomei passed away peacefully on February 22, 2017, surrounded by her family. Margherita was born December 21, 1926 to Giovanni and Clotilda Sichi in Marseille, France. When she was two months of age, the family moved to the Tuscany region of Italy to the small hill town of Riolo. There the family grew to include her brother, Lisio and adopted brother, Giuseppe Chieroni. Margherita helped her mother raise her two younger brothers while her father worked outside the country.

In her youth Margherita enjoyed dancing and music. She would work in the nearby town of Bagni di Lucca for a statuary company. Statuary ironically, would play a major role in her life. Having left 15 years prior, in July of 1953, Nelso Bartolomei returned to his hometown near Riolo after having established a statuary business in Omaha. On his return to Italy, Nelso found the love of his life, Margherita, whom he picked “from a cherry tree.” The young couple married on September 17, 1953 and immediately began to start a family. Margherita moved to the United States with her new husband where they raised a family of seven children. They were happily married for 48 years until Nelso’s death in 2002. After Nelso passed away, Margherita spent her remaining years in the company of her children and grandchildren whom she loved so dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelso; daughter-in-law, Imelda. She is survived by her sons: John, Robert, Mark (JoAnn), and Danny (Erin); daughters: Anna Thibodeaux (Wes), Lori Schrock (Bryan), and JoAnn McGargill (Tom); twelve grandchildren; brothers, Lisio Sichi and Giuseppe Chieroni; sister-in-law, Neva Orsi.



  • Andy and Emily Dix Posted February 23, 2017 8:37 am

    We’re so sorry for your loss.

  • Mara Orsi Posted February 23, 2017 9:04 am

    I lover you Zia. Rest in peace with your wonderful husband, my Zio. Together you raised a wonderful family who in turn raised wonderful families. All my love.

  • Nancy Kennedy-Hackney & Scott Hackney Posted February 23, 2017 1:26 pm

    Sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers for peace in your hearts. Take care (Robert, Anna & Wes)

  • Jody Grewe-Gasnick Posted February 24, 2017 7:20 am

    Anna, Dan and family: My sincere sympathy to you in your loss. Jody

  • Adriane Benvenuti Irving Posted February 24, 2017 7:32 am

    So sorry to hear of Marghe’s passing. She was a very lovely person. Ray and I always enjoyed visiting her and your family when we lived in Omaha for that short period. Our prayers are with all the family.

  • Laurie Barrett Posted February 24, 2017 11:13 am

    So sorry for your loss Marco,Joanne and family. Much love to you all. Laurie and Pat

  • Catherine Troia Posted February 24, 2017 12:20 pm

    A beautiful woman. a beautiful family, may you rest in peace.
    God bless you.

  • MaryLynn & Barry Jacobs Posted February 24, 2017 2:12 pm

    We are so very sorry for the loss of such an amazing woman, mother & grandmother. My parents adored both your mom & dad. We hope the wonderful memories and the legacy she left behind will soften the pain.

  • Regiane Sichi Posted February 24, 2017 5:23 pm

    Minhas mais sinceras condolências ela era muito especial para todos nós! Deus esteja com ela !!

  • Mary Dutcher Fullerton Posted February 24, 2017 10:58 pm

    I am sorry about your loss , now she is reunited with your dad. God Bless All of you . She was Amazing like my Mom .Miss all of our Parents . God has another Angel .Prayers and Love your way.

  • Mike McCrillis Posted February 25, 2017 12:32 am

    Robert and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May she rest in peace.


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