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7/6/1918 - 8/13/2011
Mary Angeli, wife of the late Primo Angeli both long-time residents of Loomis, passed away with her family around her. She was also preceded in death by her dear brother Joe Azevedo (Jean) of the Santa Maria area, sisters-in-law Diva Raffetto (Thomas) and Marie Baldoni (Daniel) of the Auburn area and precious grandson, James Wesley Wharff. Mary leaves behind three daughters Beverly Wharff (Harry), Emily Santone (Joseph) and Marlene Angeli (Patrick Schiavo) and five grandchildren, John Wharff (Terri), Christina and Michael Santone, Alicia and Marissa Schiavo, two great-grandchildren, Connor and Jayden Wharff, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary was born in 1918 to Manuel and Maria Azevedo in Nipomo, California. She grew up in the Santa Maria area. After her graduation from Santa Maria High School, Mary helped her family farm vegetables and livestock at the old Harris Ranch in Orcutt, California. In 1946 Mary married Primo Angeli from Loomis, California. In 1955 Mary and Primo moved to Loomis after they purchased a fruit ranch from Emilia Angeli (Primo's Mother). They continued to live and work the property until Primo's death in 1999. Mary recently moved to a care home in Rocklin, California until her passing.
Mary was always praised for her fabulous cooking and baking skills. Mary was a member of the local Portuguese Societies, SPRSI Council #26 of Newcastle and UPPEC Council #61. She was very proud of her Portuguese heritage. She was also a long time member of the St. Peter and Paul Parish and Ladies Guild in Rocklin.
Mary will be missed by her many family and friends. A rosary will be held in Mary's memory on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Chapel of Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603. Visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. will precede the rosary. The memorial mass will be held at St. Peter and Paul's Church at 4450 Granite Drive, Rocklin, CA 95677 on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow the funeral mass at the Auburn District Cemetery, 1040 Collins Drive, Auburn, CA 95704. Donations in Mary's memory can be made to the
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Aug. 17, 2011