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Guido Antone Pezzini
Guido Antone Pezzini, son of Valentino and Lucia Pezzini, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Castroville. He was 81 years old.
He was born July 21, 1933 in Pacific Grove, to Valentino and Lucia Pezzini, both from Italy. He also had a brother, Valentino Jr. and a sister, Clara Greco. Guido graduated from Salinas High School in 1952. He then served in the U.S. Army and returned home to marry his high school sweetheart, Bernadette Slattery and started a family soon after. Guido started working with his father, Valentino, at Pezzini Farms growing heirloom artichokes in Castroville.
Guido was a handsome, kind, hardworking, fun loving and generous man. Anyone who met him would feel like they'd known him for years and he always had a smile on his face. He was a farmer, a Catholic, a proud Italian, a 49er faithful, a great dancer and a true gentleman. He will be missed by many.
Guido is survived by his seven children, Laura and John Frise, Tony and Jolynn Pezzini, Paul and Tracy Pezzini, Cathy and Les Tottino, Matt and Kathy Pezzini, Mark Pezzini, and Eileen and Scott McAlister. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and his sister, Clara Greco.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at the Carmel Mission Basilica, 3080 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923.
Burial will be at Castroville District Cemetery, 8442 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the
, 1514 Moffett St., Salinas CA 93905.
Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home.
Online condolences to www.struveandlaporte.com
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
41 West San Luis
Salinas, CA 93901
Published in The Salinas Californian on Aug. 22, 2014