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Guido Antone Pezzini


1933 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Guido Antone Pezzini Obituary
CASTROVILLE, CA – Guido Antone Pezzini, son of Valentino and Lucia Pezzini, died peacefully on August 16, 2014. He was 81 years old.
He was born July 21, 1933 in Pacific Grove, CA to Valentino and Lucia Pezzini, both from Italy. He also had a brother, Valentino, Jr. and a sister, Clara Greco. Guido graduated from Salinas High School in 1952. He then served in the U.S. Army and returned home to marry his high school sweetheart, Bernadette Slattery and started a family soon after. Guido started working with his father, Valentino at Pezzini Farms growing heirloom artichokes in Castroville.
Guido was a handsome, kind, hardworking, fun-loving and generous man. Anyone who met him would feel like they'd known him for years and he always had a smile on his face. He was a farmer, a Catholic, a proud Italian, a 49er faithful, a great dancer and a true gentleman. He will be missed by many.
Guido is survived by his seven children, Laura and John Frise, Tony and Jolynn Pezzini, Paul and Tracy Pezzini, Cathy and Les Tottino, Matt and Kathy Pezzini, Mark Pezzini, and Eileen and Scott McAlister. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and his sister, Clara Greco.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, 2014 at the Carmel Mission Basilica, 3080 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923.
Burial will be at Castroville District Cemetery, 8442 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the , 1514 Moffett St., Salinas, CA 93905.
Funeral arrangements are by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home. To offer online condolences, visit: www.struveandlaporte.com.
Published in The Monterey Herald on Aug. 22, 2014
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