Roland Maria Pucci Frank(July 7, 1928 - January 18, 2013)

Rolanda Maria Pucci Frank

July 7, 1928 ~ January 18, 2013

Monterey - Rolanda Pucci Frank, eldest daughter of Joseph and Maria Pucci, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 18, 2013 at the age of 84. With several family members by her side, she joined our Lord Jesus; Robert, her husband of 42 years; beloved sister, Nancy and her parents who all preceded her in death.

Rolanda was born in Colle di Compito, Italy on July 7, 1928 and immigrated to America at age two through Ellis Island with her mother. Rejoining her father in South San Francisco, Rolanda and her younger sisters and brother became part of a tight-knit Italian-American community.

A graduate of South San Francisco High School, Rolanda spent her single years as an Executive Secretary. She met Bob through mutual business friends. They were married in 1963 and she dedicated herself to being a full-time mother, raising their children in Los Altos.

Rolanda enjoyed gardening and dancing. She was an avid golfer and active member of the Los Altos Golf & Country Club. She also volunteered her time and talent at Children's Home Society and her children's activities, while remaining connected with her Italian heritage through the Italian Catholic Federation and visits to Italy. She retired to Monterey in 1988 and remained a member of Monterey Peninsula Country Club and Rancho Canada for many years.

Rolanda is survived by her loving family: Carla (Luke) Breton, Paula (David) Guslani, Bobby (Cynthia) Frank; her sister Angela Hites; her brother, Lou Pucci; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 473 Lincoln Ave., Los Altos, CA 94022. Any memorials may be made in her name to The Carmel Foundation, P.O. Box 1050, Carmel, CA 93921.

Published in The Monterey Herald on Jan. 24, 2013