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Mary L. Bacigalupi

Resident of San Ramon

Aug. 31, 1955 - May 16, 2013

Mary L. Bacigalupi passed away on Thursday, surrounded by family and friends, after an eight year battle with cancer. She will be remembered for her fighting spirit and loving heart. Mary was born in San Francisco, CA and graduated from Lowell High School. She earned her Bachelors degree from San Francisco State University while majoring in Sociology as well as a minor in Criminology. Mary enjoyed a 30+ year career in the telecommunications field while working for AT&T, Pac Bell, Sprint and Verizon Wireless. Mary had many hobbies and interest which included crafting with her friends, vacations to Disneyland, and going to the dog park with Lola.

Mary is survived by her devoted son Mike Sears, of San Ramon, and her loving daughter in law Amanda Sears. She is also survived by her sisters Joan Diedrich of Hayward, Elaine Scoles of San Bruno and Lisa Bonomi of San Bruno; nephew Steven Scoles of San Bruno; best friends Joanie Benjamin of San Francisco and Elsie Parazo of Reno, NV. All who knew her with miss her quick wit and generous soul.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation and vigil on Tuesday May 21, 2013 from 6-8pm with a funeral service to be held Wednesday May 22, 2013 at 10am at Graham-Hitch Mortuary, 4167 1st Street in Pleasanton. Burial to follow at St. Augustine's Catholic Cemetery.

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from May 17 to May 19, 2013.
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August 31, 2020
Happy Heavenly 65th Birthday, Mary and congratulations on your granddaughter. Oh how I know you would being spoiling her as too with the grandsons.
So, as you would always have no problem reminding me that I was older, I can tell you that it's not too bad being a Senior. LOL . It seems, time goes by quickly. Miss you my friend & you are a constant in my thoughts always.

I will have a glass of wine tonight in your honor. Hugs my friend.
Oh, I crocheted my 1st little pumpkin last week. It's sitting in my dough bowl next to the one you made me.
Denise Rojel
May 13, 2020
We will always miss you. Love from Joanie, Cassandra, Valentino and Rima.
Joan Diedrich
May 16, 2019
Remembering you every single day
Lisa Bonomi
May 13, 2019
Missing you now and forever. Joanie
Joan Diedrich
August 31, 2017
Happy Birthday, Mary. Oh how I miss the conversations we would of been having as we enter the twilight years , but I do look up from time to time and give you a wave - I know you are watching. Always and forever,

Denise Rojel
August 31, 2016
Happy Birthday, Mary - Think of you often and miss you - so much I wish you were here for me to tell you. Miss having your ear to sound off to. Know you are watching over your family and friends. Lifetime and forever friends. Denise
February 5, 2016
Congratulations Mary, on grandson #2
Think of you often and miss you.
Denise Roejl
August 31, 2015
Thinking of you Mary. Happy Birthday. I miss you
August 31, 2014
Happy Birthday, Mary - Thinking of you and missing you my dear friend.
Denise Rojel
May 17, 2014
Thinking of you today and missing you - Denise Price-Rojel
February 28, 2014
I think of you so often. I miss you more than ever.
Paula Campagnoli
February 24, 2014
January 16, 2014
I miss you!
August 31, 2013
Love you Marylou. Always and forever. Happy birthday!
Lisa Bacigalupi
August 24, 2013
Your birthday is coming in a few days and I miss you so much. We went camping this summer and I could feel your spirit there with us. I miss you so so much. I love you!
Cassandra-loving niece and goddaughter
June 24, 2013
I miss you so. I think about our last trip to the Grand Canyon and the time we spent and talked. There is no way to overcome our loss as a sister and family. Thank goodness we made time to spend together and those memories will last forever and never be forgetten. Love, Joanie
Joan Diedrich
June 14, 2013
Still thinking of you! miss you and love you!! Joanie B
June 2, 2013
It was a pleasure to work with Mary over the years with the best being at Verizon Wireless. I will always remember her with her beautiful smile and that twinkle in her eyes as if she had just heard a funny joke. God Bless and Keep her safe.
Christine Duckett-Brown
May 29, 2013
Mary, My dear and loyal friend. Always there whenever you were needed with that great smile of yours. Never complaining, always in great spirits. You will be truly missed. I love you my Friend. My Thoughts and Prayers to Mike and Amanda.
Paula Campagnoli
May 25, 2013
Mary Mary So many memories going back to Lowell, our children's birth and their young age. We lost touch but you where always in my heart. You will always continue to be in my heart. Rest in Peace. Love you
Ana Pierini (Sanchez)
May 24, 2013
Mary, you have been a delight to know and work with over the many years! Although our position were at times on opposite sides, I am so blessed to have shared many talks about all things other than the telecom world! Your wisdom, patience and most of all your graceful spirit, both professionally and personally will be greatly missed.

My heart felt condolences to all that know you!

Until we meet again - God Speed.
Jenny Smith
May 24, 2013
Mary was my sister's BFF and dear friend of the family. I will always remember her smile, her humor, her quick wit, but mostly her devotion to her son, Mikey. She will truly be missed by many.

Rest in Peace.

Jude Parazo
May 24, 2013
Mary, I'll miss your beautiful smile and your wonderful sense of humor. You were a true friend. The great memories of you lighten my heart a bit.

Mike, Mary was so proud of you, and from what I've seen and observed, she had every right to be. You were lucky to have had such a great mom.
John Clampitt
May 23, 2013
Mary, Thank you for the time we shared together, the trips we took, the talks we had. I will miss you forever; until we meet again.
May 21, 2013
My thoughts and prayer's go to Mary's family & friends! What a special person, a positive influence and an inspiration to be a good hearted person. I've never knew anyone to be genuinely good! Mary was a good person with a great heart. I listened and took the coaching and am bit better of a person for it. You will be missed. Condolences to everyone you touched.
Linda Godfrey-Schmith
May 21, 2013
A beautiful light has been dimmed. God's speed Mary.
Love You
Mike Penn
May 21, 2013
Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

-Joshua 1:9

Dearest Mary,

You were both strong and courageous. May you now rest in peace. I will miss you every day.

Your Loving Niece and Goddaughter,
Cassandra Mubayed
May 21, 2013
You will be dearly missed for your kind heart and gentle way of persuasion, your dedication to pursuits and loyalty of friendships. You added joy to those you encountered. I was happy to have worked with you for many years and could call you a friend. May you be in Gods peace and eternal love.
Stephen Trummell
May 21, 2013
She will be missed for her kind heart and gentle way of persuasion, for her dedication to her pursuits and loyalty of her friendships. I will miss my old friend and past co-worker. You touched our lives and added joy.
Stephen Trummell
May 21, 2013
Mary, even though we lost touch since retirement, I thought of you often. Your kindness and intelligence transcended your being. I respect and admire you always.

"Gone too soon" Rest in Peace"
Mary Bennett
May 21, 2013
All of us who have known you are better for it. Thank you
Scott Akrie
May 20, 2013
Mary, We always said how special it was to have a friendship like ours - you were my oldest and dearest friend. I can hear you taking pleasure in saying " oh yes, but she is older than me" Childhood friendship that grew into a lifelong friendship We had 50+ years of memories to cherish, You will forever be in my heart. I will miss you.

(repeat posting since I forgot to sign my posting on 5/18/2013)
Denise Price Rojel
May 19, 2013
I didn't know Mary well, but I did talk to her every year that we both attended the annual Christmas Cookie Exchange from 2006-2012. What a sweet & creative person she was; I will think of her every time I use the gumball dispenser cookie jar she made; she won the prize for the best presentation that year. RIP Mary.
Lori Brunswick
May 19, 2013
Mary, we were very lucky to be around your beautiful spirit - thank you...
Jack Compere
May 19, 2013
May you always be in our hearts I love you
Joanie Benjamin
May 18, 2013
For Mary,
It is well with her soul.
In gratitude for her life.
Elaine, Steven, and
May 18, 2013
God bless you Mary. You will be in our hearts forever.
Rest in peace.
Tina Noga
May 18, 2013
Mary was such a beautiful person inside and out. I have had the pleasure of knowing her since 2001, as a colleague and friend. God bless Mary, her family and friends. We will miss her dearly.
Elaine Critides
May 18, 2013
Dear mary,you were a fun sister in law,i loved pranking took it so well when i hid a plastic rat in your bed at the lake. And you beat me up at checkers so many times on our camping excursions. I will miss you deeply Mary lou. Rest in peace sister in law
Chris Bonomi
May 18, 2013
Athough we lost touch after Lowell, you always are and will remain a strong memory all the way back to kindergarten @ San Miguel. I will never forget picking you up before school (Denman)while you were putting Lisa's hair in pigtails along with ALL the other memories. It has been years since I saw you but you will remain in my heart forever. Prayers for your family. Rest now ... peace.
Pam Bonham (Morsello)
May 18, 2013
Mary, at our last lunch you forgot your driver's license and today I forgot to sign my entry ... Rest in peace my dear friend I will look up (as I always did) and know you are watching over us I will miss you
My thoughts, love & prayers to Mike & Amanda
Denise Price Rojel
May 18, 2013
2012 Annual Holiday Cookie Exchange
Denise Rojel
May 18, 2013
Rest in peach Marylou.
See you up there
Kathy O'Brien
Kathy O'Brien
May 18, 2013
Mary Miss and Love you!
May 18, 2013
Mary,i will miss you. You had a wonderful playful sence of humor. I loved teasing you and playinf tricks on you..I will never forget your reaction to when i snuck a plastic rat in your bed at the lake,or the countless times you killed me at checkers while camping. You will never ever be forgotten
May 18, 2013
Mary, We always said how special it was to have a friendship like ours - you were my oldest and dearest friend. I can hear you taking pleasure in saying " oh yes, but she is older than me" Childhood friendship that grew into a lifelong friendship We had 50+ years of memories to cherish, You will forever be in my heart. I will miss you.
May 18, 2013
I will miss you. Memories going all the way back to kindergarten at San Miguel till Lowell. Our prayers to your family.
Jeff Moser
May 17, 2013
My deepest condolences to all who Mary has touched during her life's journey. She was also a Wonderful crafter.
May 17, 2013
Our Lowell Family
Oh Mary. You are going to be missed SO much by your Lowell family of friends.
Toby Rappolt
May 17, 2013
Even though we have lived many many miles from each other, you have always been and will always be one of my closest and dearest friends . I will truly miss you. Rest in peace my dear Mary.

Love, Janet Tringale
May 17, 2013
A sweet, sweet lady who as a fellow Lowell, Class of 1973 graduate, we've just recently spent more time together. You'll be missed!!!!
Bill Black
May 17, 2013
Mary was a wonderful friend, co-worker and craft buddy! She filled a special place in our hearts and she will be sincerely missed.

Karen and Bill Meyer
Karen Meyer
May 17, 2013
I will miss you always and forever until we meet again my friend

Love, Joanie
May 17, 2013
My dear friend although the years have flown by you have always been with me. To your family may God keep you strong and peace.
Anna Aruksar Ward
May 19, 2013
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Graham-Hitch Mortuary
May 17, 2013
My dear Marylou. I love you and miss you so much already. You will always be with me in my heart and I will cherish many memories forever. You were always an inspiration to me. You worked hard and you loved hard, especially your unending love and devotion to your son Mike, who was your world. Our time together was cut short, way too soon. I am, however, grateful that you were able to leave us peacefully, with grace and dignity. I don't know what to do with this empty hole/feeling that I have right now but I am so glad that you were my sister and I will always love you. I will never forget you.
Lisa Bonomi (Bacigalupi)
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