Gilda Marie Mazzanti
Resident of Monte Sereno
Gilda Marie Mazzanti was born in Los Gatos, California on September 10, 1933 to Hugo and Norma Mazzanti.
Gilda lived in Los Gatos and San Jose all of her life. She was a true Californian native. Her interest even in early childhood were music, animals, and education. Gilda graduated in 1955 from San Jose State University with a major in Music and a minor in History. She earned her Master Degree in Music in 1959. Gilda taught music and history in the San Jose Unified Public School System for over thirty years. She also taught private violin and piano lessons to many students over the years.
Gilda played violin in the Silicon Valley Symphony for 53 years. The Mazzanti Society was named in her honor and all donations to the Society are used to support the Symphony in perpetuity.
Gilda was an avid reader and world traveler, who made a lasting impact on everyone who had the pleasure of her friendship. Her curiosity for life, world cultures and customs, art history and epicurean delights were a few of her interests.
Gilda is survived by her Uncle Rudy Ricci, her cousins Susan Pino and Aaron Enna, Robert, Tommy and Jimmy Ricci and second cousins and many friends who will all miss her tremendously. Her spirit and sense of humor will be with all of us always.
She will be deeply missed. Gilda passed away on June 5th 2013 in Los Gatos, surrounded by her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, her family has requested that donations be made to the Symphony Silicon Valley Mazzanti Society.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., June 13, 2013 at the Los Gatos Memorial Park.