Antoinette LaCavera

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Antoinette LaCavera

Passed away peacefully Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Petaluma with her loving family at her side. She was 97 years old and lived a full and rich life. Beloved wife of the late Joseph LaCavera. Adored mother of Philip (Debbie) LaCavera of Petaluma, Michael LaCavera of San Francisco and the late Anthony (Eldo) LaCavera and Vincent (Mary) LaCavera Sr., Devoted grandmother of Vincent Jr. (Lynn), Mark, Michelle, Paul (Cindy), Nicole (Charlie), Kristal (Zack) and Joseph (Jeremy). Loving Great-grandmother of Megan, Rachel, Kristin, Madelyne, Maria, Marissa, John, Haden, Lydia, Adriana and Rylan. Loving Great-Great Grandmother of Jackson. Beloved sister of the late Jim, Lena, Sarah and Larry. Cherished sister in law of Betty Lavigne. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Antointette was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 20, 1915 to Italian immigrant parents, Vincent and Tomasina Lavigne. In 1937 she was united in marriage with Joseph LaCavera in Detroit where they had a successful business and raised their family. After Joseph's death Antoinette moved to San Francisco where she helped manage the family restaurants, The Tuba Garden and The Magic Flute until her retirement at age 85. Her family was of the utmost importance to Antoinette and her retirement was filled with the joy of spending time with them and travelling with her dear friends. She will be deeply missed by all whose lives she so lovingly touched. A visitation will be held Monday, March 11 from 1PM until 3PM at the ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, 331 Lakeville St., Petaluma. The visitation in San Francisco will be held Monday from 5PM until 7PM followed by the vigil at SS. Peter & Paul Church, 666 Filbert St., San Francisco. The funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, March 12 at 10:30AM at SS. Peter & Paul Church. Committal services with entombment will be private at Valley Memorial Park, Novato, CA. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA 94952 or to the , 400 North McDowell Bl., Petaluma, CA 94954. Online condolences may be made at .

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Mar. 10, 2013
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