Ida Lucille Gibaldi

Gibaldi, Ida Lucille SAN DIEGO -- Ida Lucille Gibaldi was born on December 12, 1914, in Cerisano, a town in the Calabria region of southern Italy as Ada Lucille Marino. She migrated to the United States in 1922 where she met and married Frank Gibaldi on October 18, 1934. Soon after her marriage, the couple would be blessed with three children, Beatrice, Tom and Marlene. On December 5, 1956 her husband, Frank died in a tragic car accident, leaving Ida to manage the family business, Frank's Bakery along with her son Tom. Under her and her son's management, the business grew and still strives today. Ida was not only a community leader, as well as, donating her service, bakery products and other resources to churches, events and especially the Italian community of San Diego. Ida is survived by her daughter Beatrice, her son Tom, daughter-in-law Raija, son-in-law Joe, sisters Lillian and Helen, seven grandchildren, fourteen great grand children and two great, great-grandchildren. Ida was the matriarch of the family and the bond that kept the family together. She will be reunited with her mother and father Luigi and Maria, husband Frank, daughter Marlene, sister Mary-Lou, son-in- law Guy and grandson Louis. The family would like to thank her care takers and her neighbor Jim for all of their love and care over the years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that rarely said no to her family and was always willing to offer whatever possessions she owned for the betterment of her family. Through her guidance, love and accessibility, both within her family and the community, we will cherish her beyond her passing for years to come. Mom, Grandma may you rest in peace knowing that the love of your family has for you will be eternal. A Mass of Catholic faith will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Mission Hills, San Diego at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, followed by a Memorial Service at Holy Cross Cemetery. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either St. Vincent de Paul Church and Parish or VITAS Innovative Hospice Care.

Funeral Home

Merkley-Mitchell Mortuary
3655 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 295-2177

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Mar. 24, 2013