Clara Morelli Landucci
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Dec. 28, 1907 – April 16, 2013
Clara Morelli Landucci passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Woodland at the age of 105. She was born to Eugenia and Carlo Morelli on Dec. 28, 1907, in Woodland where she lived her entire life. When Clara was 18 she took a fancy to a handsome young man by the name of Michael Landucci. Clara and Michael fell in love and eloped to San Francisco on May 21, 1926, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
Clara was a very loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She raised three children: Richard, Carmen and Roger. Clara joined the Native Daughters of the Golden West in 1954, was awarded a 50-year pin in 2004 and later was made a lifetime member. She was also a member of the Italian Catholic Federation. Clara enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening as well as her weekly Pedro games with friends. On May 11, 2012, Clara was presented a special certificate into the "Century Circle" by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada.
Clara is survived by her sons Richard (Madge), and Roger (Barbara) both of Woodland; daughter Carmen Daley (Stan) of Houston; grandchildren Lisa Landucci of Woodland, Jeffrey Landucci of Berkeley, Michael Landucci (Carmela) of Pasadena, Danelle Gin (Ron) of Santa Barbara, Diane Holloway (Karl) of Paducah, Texas, Denise Lagrange (Blake) of League City, Texas; great-grandchildren Tracy White, Dudley Wier, Kelly Wier, Hunter, Austin and Graham LaGrange all of Texas, Zachary Landucci and Saxon Johnson of Woodland; great- great grandchildren Hallie Irons of Texas and Hudson Johnson of Woodland and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband Michael; parents Eugenia and Carlo; twin sister Eva Osborne; sisters Lena Chamberlin, Mary Hughes, and Erma Ricci and brothers Gino and Ralph Morelli.
The Landucci and Daley families would like to thank Palm Gardens for the wonderful care they gave Clara while she resided there.
A memorial mass is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 2, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland. A reception will follow the mass at Tumulty Parish Hall, 315 Walnut St., Woodland. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Building Fund, 503 California St., Woodland, 95695; or a charity of the donors' choice.
Published in Daily Democrat from Apr. 24 to May 10, 2013