Frances Gori, 4th generation San Franciscan and long time resident of Oakmont, died after a long illness January 26. She was 90 years old. Born Frances Gatto in San Francisco in 1922, she was a graduate of Galileo High School, class of 1940. She married her husband of nearly 65 years, Albert Gori in 1948. Albert was a Lieutenant in the San Francisco Fire Department for 30 years. He retired in 1975. She and her husband were active parishioners of Star of the Valley parish in Oakmont. She is survived by her husband Albert, daughter Kathy Gori Berger and son-in-law Alan Berger, son-in-law Michael Hawk, grandson Benjamin and Jennifer Meister, great-granddaughters Alexis Quinn, Devon and Maci Hawk of Santa Rosa, and grandson David and Julie Hawk of Santa Rosa. Frances was preceded in death by her daughter Karen Hawk of Rohnert Park. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Star of the Valley Church, 545 White Oak Dr., Oakmont, Santa Rosa 95409. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Memorial Hospice of Santa Rosa.
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31, 2013