Frances (Nancy) Chok|
July 8, 1916 - February 21, 2014
Resident of Santa Clara
A vibrant woman, loving wife, devoted Mom and doting Grandma passed peacefully onto a new adventure on February 21, 2014 at 97 years young.
Our Mom was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, the second youngest of eight children of Grace and Vito Tritto. A "glamorous and feisty" daughter, she appreciated living an " American lifestyle", enjoying nearby New York City and going to secretarial school. During the Depression she worked at Maidenform, a job which turned into making warplanes for WWII. As a "Rosie the Riveter" she soon became a supervisor and a guard on the company basketball team.
Mom gave up the single life on May 24, 1943, marrying Ed Chok, her boyfriend since their teens. This began the next adventure, a new and best loved job, as wife and mother. She excelled at both. Dad preceded her in death in 1987.
They lived in Bayonne until 1953 when they moved to southern California. Work transfers brought them to Portland, Or., Kansas City, Mo. and finally, to Santa Clara. Mom lived here for 49 years spending the last years in Saratoga.
Mom physically leaves three children and their families whom she loved beyond measure: Dolores and Don Currie; Nancy Ann and Joe College; Jim and Kathy Chok. She is now watching over her beloved and "perfect" grandchildren: Emily, Madison, and Graham.
Mom, Our joys will be greater
Our love will be deeper
Our lives will be fuller
Because we shared your
We love you.
Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 12:00P.M at St. Justin's Church, 2655 Homestead Ave., Santa Clara. Continued celebration after the service at The Currie House.
No flowers please. "Pay It Forward" or donations to the Humane Society
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Mar. 19, 2014