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Mary Anne Schillaci - Serial Killer Andrew Cunanan's Mother

chand Published On Wed Sep 29 2021   Modified On Wed Sep 29 2021
Mary Anne Schillaci - Serial Killer Andrew Cunanan's Mother

Mary Anne Schillaci was the mother of Andrew Phillip Cunanan who is a convicted felon and serial killer who gunned downed three people, and famous Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, and Chicago businessman Lee Miglin. 

In around three months he killed 5 people and was also listed on the FBI's ten most Wanted Fugitives.

Schillaci loved Andrew Philip in such extreme ways that she even used to give baths to him even when he was a grownup adult. To know more about her stay with us.

Husband and Children

Italian American Mary Anne Schillaci was married to former military officer Modesto Dungao Cunanan mostly known as Pete Cunanan. As per Anne Schillaci, their relationship wasn't a very pleasant one. Her husband Pete died on 2 Jun 2005 in Manali, Philippines.

They had five children together and Andrew was their youngest and most loved one.

Mary Anne Schillaci with her children.
Mary Anne Schillaci with her children.
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How did she meet Pete?

Schillaci's father and mother migrated as Italian Migraints in Palermo, Ohio where later Mary was raised. After the death of her both parents, she went to live with her elder brother in California where she met her future husband Pete.

Andrew Cunanan with his father Pete Cunanan.
Andrew Cunanan with his father Pete Cunanan.
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How was her marriage with Pete?     

Schillaci and Pete had a very abusive relationship which really impacted the life of Andrew. Pete used to physically abuse Schillaci in front of their kids.

Her broken marriage

Schillaci and Pete stayed together for many years before they were separated when Andrew was 18 years old. Pete fled from the USA to his home country Philippines, after money was embezzled by him from the firms where he was working at the time. 

Pete then abandoned his whole family, sold his home, and fled by leaving his wife and children broke. After  \her broken marriage and getting abandoned, Schillaci moved to a little apartment in California.

Who is Andrew and what is he famous for?

Mary Anne Schillaci's youngest son Andrew was born on 31, August 1969. He grew up witnessing all the abuse that his mother experienced from his dad which made him a quiet person who didn't like to go out much. 

Being gay made him more insecure about himself and he became a more aggressive person. He worked as a toyboy for rich older men as he had a different kind of charm to attract people. 

Andrew Cunanan in his young days.
Andrew Cunanan in his young days.
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Despite the fact that he witnessed all the abuse in his home, he was loved the most by his parents among all his siblings. Both of his parents loved him to death because he was different from his other siblings. He was so intelligent and talented that he had read and memorized intense books like an encyclopedia and many others. 

In 90's he went on a killing spree where he killed 5 people including famous people like Gianni Versace. After eight days of his brutal murdering of people, he committed suicide by shooting himself with a gun on 23 July,1997.

Relationship of Mary with her son.

Andrew was the apple of Schillaci's eye, he was loved the most among his siblings. When she appeared in Larry King Life after her son's death she insisted that her son was innocent and she only wanted to remember good things. 

Death of Mary Anne

Tomb of Mary Anne Schillace and Andrew Phillip Cunanan.
Tomb of Mary Anne Schillace and Andrew Phillip Cunanan.
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Mary Anne Schillaci died at the age of 73 on 15 April 2012. After her death, she was buried side by side with her most loved son Andrew Tomb in Holy Cross Cemetery in California.

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