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Margaret Marie Gagliardi


1924 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Margaret Marie Gagliardi Obituary
Margaret Marie Gagliardi
Sept. 21, 1924 - July 17, 2014
Resident of Mtn.View
Marie Gagliardi passed away on Thurs. July 17. She was quick to share a warm smile and genuine laugh, and loved to strike up conversations with all she encountered, with many of those conversations developing into dear friendships.
Marie was born in Muenster, Texas and lived in New Mexico, Florida, and Pennsylvania before relocating to Santa Clara County in 1957 with her husband, Frank A. Gagliardi, who preceded her in death in 1993, and their three children. Marie was an integral part of her community, managing commercial space in downtown Mtn. View for many years alongside her husband, spending 20 years working as a teacher's aide and secretary at Castro Elementary School, and serving as a longtime member of the Sons of Italy. She was passionate and creative and spent time as a wedding planner and caterer, flower arranger, member of the Mtn. View Revitalization Board, and patron of the Mtn. View Performing Arts Center. She had a lifelong love for cooking and gardening, and enjoyed spending time in her colorful yard.
Marie is survived by her children, Frank Gagliardi (Carol) of Utah, Catherine Gagliardi of Mtn. View, and Diana Gillingham of Woodland. She is also survived by grandchildren David Gagliardi of Nevada, Sarah French (Joe) of Colorado, Angela Amlin (Jared) of Hawaii, Michael Gillingham of Woodland, and two great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her family and by all those who knew her and her kind and generous spirit.
Friends and family are invited to a Funeral Mass, Thurs., July 24th, 10am at St. Joseph's Church, 582 Hope St., Mtn.View, reception to follow. Inurnment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Please view/sign guestbook:
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on July 20, 2014
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