D'AMATO, Erna Faye
11/13/1951 - 09/30/2012
Erna Faye D'Amato entered into rest on Sunday, September 30, 2012 after a long struggle from breast cancer complications. Erna was born in Oakland, CA on November 13, 1951 to Ernest and Hazel Quick. She later became a Rocklin, CA resident. Erna was an LVN for 31 years and retired from Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital in 2005. She focused her practice in the hospital at the ICU & Telemetry units.
Erna was preceded in death by her father Ernest, her mother Hazel and her brother Philip Quick. Erna is survived by her loving husband of 38 years Dennis, brother and sister-in- law Larry and Leticia D'Amato (Tualatin, OR), niece Letty Doyce (Hayward, CA), nephew David DAmato (Tualatin, OR), long time friends Joan, Maryann, Carolyn, Tracy, Betty and many caring neighbors.
In her time, Erna loved to quilt and garden. She also enjoyed spending time as a volunteer police patrol officer for the Rocklin Police Department. Erna greatly appreciated the fair and ethical treatment of shelter pets. She provided a loving home for her kittens Sophie and Joy.
Visitations will be held at Cochranes Chapel of the Roses, 103 Lincoln St., Roseville, CA, on Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 6 at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church, 11600 Atwood Rd. in Auburn at 12:00 noon.
Donations can be made on Erna's behalf to the Sutter Cancer Center, 2800 L St., Sacramento, CA 95816, Breast Cancer Research, and to the Placer County SPCA. Please sign our guestbook at www.cochraneschapel.com.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on October 4, 2012