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Mary I. Cortese
Dec. 3, 1924 - Sept. 6, 2018
Resident of Napa
Mrs. Mary I. Cortese passed away unexpectedly, but, peacefully, at home, on Sept. 6, 2018. She was 93.
She was preceded in death, in 2012, by her husband, and love of her life, Joseph, with whom she is now reunited.
Mary was born in Weed, CA., to Paul and Lena Durante, and was the middle child of two brothers, Sam and James, all of whom are deceased.
After graduating from Weed High School, Mary moved to the East Bay with he family. Several years later, she married Joseph, to whom she was married for over 60 years.
She will forever be remembered for her generous heart - for being a doting mom, grand mom, and great grand mom! She lived for her family and derived her inspiration and enthusiasm for life from them.
She is survived by 3 children; 5 grandchildren; and 26 great grandchildren!
A Rosary will be held on Wed., Sept. 12th at 7pm at St. Joseph Funeral Center, 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Thurs., Sept. 13th at 10:00am at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1219 Excelsior Ave. Oakland. The burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, 2540 Church Lane, San Pablo, CA

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Published in East Bay Times on Sept. 10, 2018
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