73, of Forestville, CA, passed away on Friday, August 1st, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents Pedro and Josefina, as well as her brother Javier "Chico". She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Javier and three sons: Javier (Julie) of Windsor, Armando (Becky) of Healds-burg and Rick (Claudia) of Santa Rosa. Josefina "Lita" will be dearly missed by her seven grandchildren: Lucas, Kayla, Andrew, Braulio, Livi, Athena and little Ricky. She is also survived by four brothers and two sisters: Arbel (Maria), Guadalupe (Salvador), Pedro (Lupe), Rafael (Teresa), Jose and Gloria, as well as a large extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews. Josefina was a very strong and committed woman and was considered the Matriarch of our immediate and extended family. She was very dedicated to her family and a Mother figure to many family members and friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Eugene's Cathedral, 2323 Montgomery Dr, Santa Rosa, CA. There will be a Viewing and a Vigil Service on Thursday August 7th, 2014 at DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, CA. The Viewing will be from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., with the Vigil Service starting at 6:30 p.m. Burial services will follow the Catholic Mass at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 2930 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA. Services will conclude on Friday afternoon with a celebration of her life at the Forestville Youth Park, 7045 Mirabel Road, Forestville, CA., at 2:00 p.m.
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Daniels Chapel of the Roses
1225 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Published Online in the Press Democrat from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2014