Lina "Noni" Sanguineti Canepa
July 30th, 1912
November 11th, 2013
Resident of Hayward
God has reunited Lina Canepa with her husband John Canepa and her two children, Angelo Canepa and Emily Bennefeld. She died in the loving arms of her granddaughters on Monday, November 11th.
Lina was 101 years old. She immigrated to Oakland from Genoa, Italy in 1932. She worked at the Pabco linoleum manufacturing plant in Emeryville, California for 13 years. She was among the first females to obtain a driver's license in the Bay Area. Lina was an incredible cook known for her delicious spaghetti gravy and minestrone. She was a faithful parishioner of St. Joachim's in Hayward since 1963 and a dedicated member of the Italian Catholic Federation.
She was known for her sharp wit, vigor and joyful personality. Lina said her secret to a long life is to "work hard, play with kids, don't get discouraged, stay happy… and one more thing… EAT WHAT YOU WANT!"
Lina is survived by her granddaughters Carol Ernst, Patty Duhe and Cynthia Shelvy; daughter-in-law Elaine Canepa; 8 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to visit after 5:00PM and to the Vigil Service at 7:00PM both on Monday, November 18th at Holy Angels Funeral & Cremation Center, 1051 Harder Rd., Hayward. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 19th at 10:30AM at St. Joachim Church, 21250 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward. Committal will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.