Angelina R. (Ann) WEBB

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  • "On the Feast of the Epiphany we remember you mom as a gift..."
    - Tom Webb
  • "You must have been quite the woman because I know two of..."
    - Anne Del Monte
  • "Like this candle casting its light and warmth mom we hold..."
    - Tom Webb
  • "I meant that I had imagined them dancing, etc.....typing..."
    - Mary Gibbs
  • "Dearest Family of Ann, When I thought about the New Year..."
    - Mary Gibbs
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As we announce the death of our beloved, gentle and courageous mother, we celebrate her life. She died on Monday December 3rd in her native Santa Rosa after several years of declining health. She is survived by her six children: Thomas, Bernadette (Ken), Marian, Gerard (Lokelani), Jennifer and Michael (Kathy) and step-daughter Lynette (Joe) Babcock (Michigan). Additionally, she will be missed by her twelve grandchildren Amie Lane, Mitchell and Matthias Williams, Jason, Justin, Angela and Alysha Pigg, Scott and Julia Webb and Michael, Steven, John Babcock and several great grandchildren. Finally, she will be mourned by her beloved sister-in-law Pat (Don) Churchfield and many nieces and nephews. Ann was born on May 18, 1921 to southern Italian immigrants, Carlo and Angelina (DeMeo) Colabella. She was the youngest of six children. Her siblings Salvatore, Nicholas, Caterina, Joseph and Philomena preceded her in death. Our mother demonstrated courage, perseverance, resilience and humility throughout her lifetime. She graduated from St. Rose Elementary School and Ursuline High School. She attended Santa Rosa Junior College and studied nursing at Mary's Help Hospital in San Francisco from which she matriculated. As a surgery and private duty nurse she pursued her vocation in various hospitals including Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, St. Benedict's in Ogden, Utah, Cedars of Lebanon in Los Angeles and medical facilities in Fresno before returning to Santa Rosa where she served proudly as a surgery nurse at Memorial Hospital. In 1954 she met Scott E. Webb, Jr. another native Santa Rosan whom she married later that year at St. Eugene's Church. They were among the founding members of St. Eugene's parish. Their children attended St. Eugene's Elementary School, Cardinal Newman and Ursuline High Schools. They participated in all aspects of parish life. Mom and Dad were also 3rd Order Franciscans and by example demonstrated concern for the poor. Additionally, they were annual retreatants and participants in the early Cursillo movement. Dad died quite unexpectedly in December 1969. Mom was left a widow with six children to raise. She embraced this challenge with great love and dedication. In her later years she enjoyed traveling often times accompanied by her son Gerard. She visited Italy including her mother's hometown of Gaeta, Hawaii and Mexico and parts of the northeastern United States. Until recently, she remained active at St. Eugene's parish participating in Scripture study and as a retreatant in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. She was also the principle caregiver for many of her family members and relatives. Relatives and friends are invited to a rosary vigil on Sunday evening December 9th at 7:00 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses. A mass of the resurrection will be celebrated on Monday December 10th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Eugene's Cathedral. Interment will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Santa Rosa. In lieu of flowers we ask that you make contributions to the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Catholic Charities in mom's name. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 707-525-3730
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1225 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
(707) 525-3730
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from Dec. 7 to Dec. 10, 2012