Passed away on August 29, 2012, loving husband for 61 years of Isabell Poiani. Beloved father of Peter and Debbi Poiani, Pamela and Vincent Glaviano, Lauriann and Jerry Lucchesi, Julie and Jim Parnow, Mary Angela and Ryan Parker. Adored grandfather of 12 and great grandfather of 12. Preceded in death by his siblings, Louis Zanardi, Oliva Poiani, Vetalina Giacomini and Lena Cheda. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A native of Tomales, CA. Age 84 years.
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Reared and educated in Tomales, Pete grew up in the dairy business in Tocoloma and Olema before retiring in 1971. He then went on to have a career with North Marin Water District for over 25 years. He loved sports especially the Yankees and was an avid hunter out of state and a member of the Tocoloma Deer Club. Pete enjoyed over 10 years volunteering at the Kaiser Medical Center in Petaluma. His memberships included St. James Parish, Petaluma YMI, Nicasio Parlor #183 NSGW, Sonoma-Marin Italian Club, Swiss Club, Tomales Druids, Outdoorsman and the SIRS.
The Funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at St. James Catholic Church and the Vigil held on Tuesday evening at the church. The family prefer memorials be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Alzheimer's research, or MS research.
Parent-Sorensen Mortuary-Sebastopol - Sebastopol
301 South Main Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Published in Petaluma Argus-Courier from Sept. 6 to Oct. 6, 2012