Olga H. Pirio
Went to the House of the Lord, January 21, 2014 at the age of 93.
She was born to Maximiliano Alonso of Solorana, Spain and Ginebra (Calvi) Alonso of Fubini, Italy in Mexico City on January 11, 1921. She and her family moved to the United States when Olga was 2 years of age.
Olga had seven siblings, 2 surviving, Clyde Alonso, San Juan Capistrano, CA and Gine Maya (Miguel), Ambato, Ecuador.
Olga was married to Jean Marie Pirio August 15, 1942 in Guasti, Ca. Together Olga and Jean raised eight children.
Lawrence Pirio (deceased), Irene DeAmbrogio (Steve), Marcel Pirio, Gregory Pirio, Maurice Pirio (Susan), Lorette Pirio, Rosemarie Pirio, Paul Pirio (Karen).
She has 21 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren.
Olga was a resident of Fontana for 60+ years. She and her husband Jean owned El Rancho Market (also known as the "little store") in the 1940's on Valley Blvd/Poplar, Fontana. She worked helping her Dad at his restaurant in Ontario, she was a secretary at Herald News, a teacher at St. Joseph Academy, and contract coordinator for Mercy Ambulance/Air. This special lady retired at the age of 79.
She was a parishioner of St Joseph Church since 1942; she sang in the Church choir and was a member of a choral group. Olga was a very active member of St Joseph Mothers Guild, St Joseph Altar and Rosary Society, Catholic Daughters of America, Girl Scout and Cub Scout Leader and so many more voluntary activities. Mom was the Queen for a Day winner in 1959 with the proceeds going to a mentally challenged children's camp. She won the first prize in the baking contest for her Orange-Date Cake at the Orange Show in 1959. There wasn't anything that she set out to do that she couldn't accomplish. She will be remembered by those who knew her by her big smile, warm heart and her pineapple upsidedown cake.
Olga was an amazing woman, her kindness showed in everything she did. She is so loved by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews and all of her friends. We will miss our energetic, loving Mom.
Mom's favorite sayings were: "If you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all", "cold hands warm heart", "can't complain" and "God bless". GOD BLESS Mom!
Memorial Service: January 27, 2014, 10:00 AM, The Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 115 W. Olive Ave, Redlands, CA, Followed by Graveside Services and Reception at Mt. View Cemetery, 570 E. Highland, San Bernardino, CA.
On Line Guest Book: www.mtviewsanbernardino.com
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Alzheimer's Foundation, 322 8th Ave, 7th floor, New York, NY, 10001 or Silverado Memory Care Employee Holiday Fund, 1500 Borden Rd, Escondido, CA 92026.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on Jan. 24, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
Mt. View Mortuary & Cemetery
570 East Highland Ave | San Bernardino, CA 92404 | (909) 882-2943