Our beloved mother Annetta Carrabba peacefully left this earth on the evening of August 23, 2020.
She was a loving, generous, selfless person, who enjoyed the happiness of others. She loved a good cup of coffee, especially if it was a mocha with whip-cream. From birth she was surrounded by good music from her talented family. One of her all time joy was watching live music, especially when her family members were performing. Her love of family was insurmountable. She was the most honest, loving, supportive, fun Mother anyone could ever have. We loved spending time with her and will miss our days without her.
Annetta was born in Seattle Washington on December 14th 1936 and grew up in the Rainier Valley "Garlic Gulch" neighborhood of Seattle. She graduated from Franklin High School in 1954, and married our father James C. Porter in 1958. Although they later divorced, they remained friends and shared four children together. She adored her parents and siblings, and loved sharing her wonderful memories with us. It gives us great peace to know she now joins them in heaven.
Annetta is survived by her 4 children Ida, John (Lucinda), Stella and Stephanie Porter
grandchildren Ben (Katie), Sophia, Sam (Maria) and Olivia Porter
great grandchildren: Dalia, James and Levi Porter
sisters-in-law Bonnie and Dorthy Carrabba; brother-in-law Steve (Barbara) Porter; cousin-in-law Robert Porter; nieces and nephews: Vika Porter, Luclare Johnson, Peggy Johnson, Raphael (Mercedes) Carrabba, Marco (Angela) Carrabba, Dina Carrabba, Eric Johnson, Lisa Carrabba, Mark Johnson, Karol Johnson Apted, Laura Perrault and Geoff (Julie) Porter; great nephew's: Brandon Leaf, Salvatore McCarty, Nathan and Alex Carrabba
She is preceded in death by her Father Pietro Carrabba, Mother Mildred Carrabba, sister Lucia (Carrabba) Mitchell, brothers: Salvatore, Peter and William Carrabba, her niece Cheryl Carrabba, grand nephew Jordan Leaf and sister-in-law Marjorie (Porter) Dent
Annetta will be buried in a private service at Acacia Memorial Park on Friday September 4th.
A celebration of her life will be planned at a later date. Arrangements by Columbia Funeral Home and Acacia Memorial Park
Please share your memories of Annetta by signing her online guest book
RIP Beautiful Mother 1936-2020
Published by COLUMBIA FUNERAL HOME from Sep. 4 to Sep. 5, 2020.