Mary Antongiovanni Passed away on December 13, 2012 with her children by her side. Mom put up a long and courageous fight surviving Breast Cancer for over 20 years. Mom was born on January 7, 1933 in Vestone, Italy. She came to America when she was 18 months old with her parents Albina and John Damioli. They started their home in Loleta, she was raised in Rohnerville. In 1950 Mom married Steve Antongiovanni of Scotia. They spent 40 years together raising their family and working together. Mom worked as a manager of several grange credit unions, she worked many years as the Credit Manager at Coast Central Credit Union before her retirement in 1996. We will remember Mom as a terrific cook and baker, she could whip up a dessert on a moment's notice. She was a wonderful Mother always delighting in her children. She had a great sense of humor and loved to be with her family more than anything. Mom was very proud of her yard, she always said it was great therapy. She also loved to play Shanghi with her lady friends and enjoying coffee with her friend's Coffee Group. Mom enjoyed volunteering at St. Joseph's Hospital for several years until she was too ill. Mom is survived by her children, Liana (Bud) Simpson, Lori (Bill) Acorn, Julie (Riley) Wolfe, Paul (Kathy) Antongiovanni, John (Holly) Antongiovannni, her grandchildren, Amy (Jordan) Friedman, Ryan (Mindy) McLeod, Cristina Simpson, Robert (Sarah) Acorn, Michael Acorn, Matt and James Antongiovanni, Felicia and Katlyn Garza. Great grandchildren, Camden, Asher, and Emery Friedman, Eva and Olivia McLeod, and Isabella and Sophia Acorn. She is also survived by her sister Elsie (Del) Westman, nephews, James (Leslie) O'Neil, Jeff (Bonnie) O'Neil, Ron (Dyanne) Allegrini, Rick (Regina) Allegrini, and several great nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Albina and John Damioli, sister, Rose Damioli, and her husband of 40 years Steve Antongiovanni. We would like to thank the staff at Eureka Internal Medicine for their kind care and especially Dr. Cory Spencer, whom she liked very much. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Hospital Foundation. A memorial mass and funeral service will be held on January 18, 2012 at 10:30am at St. Bernard's Church, 615 H Street, Eureka. To leave condolences for the family please visit www.piercemortuarychapels,com Care is under the direction of Pierce Mortuary, Eureka, California. Please sign the guest book at www.Times-Standard.com, click obits.
Published in Eureka Times-Standard from January 16 to January 18, 2013