July 4, 1925 - June 9, 2014
Resident of Martinez
Jean Farizell passed away peacefully on the morning of June 9, 2014. Jean will be remembered as the "Queen of Martinez", Mom, Grammoo and a "Mom" to all she met.
Jean was born in Cleveland, Ohio and met the love of her life whom she married in November 1948 and had 5 wonderful children. Jean was an amazing and loving wife, mother, grandmother, friend and will always be remembered for her great and sassy personality and her winning giving nature.
Jean worked at Paddock Bowl as a child care provider and loved all her kids that she cared for for more than 20 years. She also enjoyed volunteering for many years at County Regional Hospital in Martinez. She was very active and belonged to many clubs that she enjoyed.
Jean is survived by her loving children, John Farizell, wife Lynn; Margaret Garcia, husband Patrick, Kathleen Farizell and Jannette Wilkinson. Her six grandchildren Matt Stout-Garcia, wife Emily; John Farizell, wife Noelle; Amy Compaglia, husband Albert; Christy Hill, husband Joe; Ashley Sealock, husband Scott; and Jared Farizell. Her Great-Grand Children Kailey, Gavin, Emma, Giana, Estella, Vincent, Taylor, Jackson, Anneliese and numerous granddogs. She is preceded in death by her husband John, her son Vincent and son-in-law Ken and numerous loved family and friends.
We will be celebrating Jean's Life with a memorial service at St. Catherine's of Sienna church in Martinez at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday June 14, 2014. A reception at the Martinez Moose Lodge will immediately follow the ceremony.In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Bay Area Crisis Nursery (www.bacn.info).
Connolly & Taylor
Published in Contra Costa Times on June 12, 2014