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Anna Josephine Ferrario

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ANNA JOSEPHINE FERRARIO December 13, 1904 to December 9, 2002 Anna entered into rest on December 9, 2002, at Mercy Hospital in Redding, California. She was the widow of Raymond A. Ferrario who headed the legal firm of Ferrario, Powers and Morgan in Oakland, California. She is survived by her son and devoted caregiver Raymond G. Hennemann of Redding, daughters Dolly Robbins Gogna of San Leandro, Jacqueline D. Ballas of Sydney, British Columbia, and Rose Ferrario Bucklew of Cypress, California and the late Bernadine Fisher Jones of San Leandro; four grand children Kellie Ann Jones, Sandie Diane Jones and Mark A. Kennison, Jr.; and the late Eleanor Robbins Jones; five great grand children and six great grandchildren. As a young woman Anna danced her way from San Francisco to Los Angeles. She danced with Franchon and Marco Dance Troupe. She was chaperoned by her pistol packing mother Anna E. Vincent. Traveling was always economical since her step-father, Charles Vincent, was an engineer on the SP Railroad. Anna put her dancing aside to have and raise seven children. Two of those children, Cecil and Robert died in infancy before the advent of modern surgery and medicine. Later Anna Ferrario became involved in the St. Bernard's PTA and became its vice president. In the 1950's Anna also helped to further the development of the Alameda County Legal Aid Society in which she volunteered many hours to aid clients find an attorney. Anna became a member of Lawyer's Wives Guild where she rose to membership chair and vice chair. She participated in the annual Lawyer's Wives Guild Dance where she danced on and on with her husband, Ray. After her husband retired from law practice, they entered the quarter horse racing business. Anna acquired many fine race horses on her own, the last one being Ought-to-d- Good, which won The San Clemente $12,000 Overnight Handicap. The race horse business lasted from the mid-60's to the late-80's. In the early 90's Anna began to suffer from memory loss. Her son wanting her to remain in a home environment moved her to Redding so he could watch over her. Anna resided with her son Raymond for almost nine years in Redding. The Vigil Liturgy will be held at the GUERRERO MORTUARY CHAPEL, 407 ESTUDILLO AVE., in San Leandro, Sunday at 4:00 PM. The Funeral services will be Monday 9:00 AM at mortuary. Entombment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. The family requests donations to the Alzheimers Association or the Legal Air Society of Alameda County. GUERRERO MORTUARY SAN LEANDRO (510) 483-5300
Published in Inside Bay Area on Dec. 14, 2002
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