Anita Vannucci Boragno
Sept 1, 1924 - December 2, 2021
Anita Boragno peacefully passed away on December 2, 2021, in her home of over 55 years. Anita was born in San Francisco on September 1st, 1924 to Alfredo and Lida Vannucci. She was a proud San Francisco native with strong, loving ties to the Italian-American community. Anita was raised in North Beach with her younger sisters, Lilia Battaglia (deceased) and Eleanor Belluomini (deceased), and attended Presentation High School, where she made many lifelong friends. In 1944, she married the love of her life, Raymond J. Boragno, who proceeded her in death. Their 49 years of marriage were filled with love and laughter and centered around family. They had 3 daughters and 9 grandchildren: Diane Handlos (Michael-deceased), Bryan, Lynne, Bridgette (Paul), Adam (Lyndsay); Linda Boragno-Dopp, Stephanie (Chad), Christina (Charles); Carol Callaghan (Dennis), Danielle (Kristin), Jeffrey (Amanda), Gregory. In recent years, Anita would proudly announce to anyone she met that she had 7 great-grandchildren, who brought great joy to her life.
Anita and Raymond shared a love for travel. They frequented Sonoma and Lake Tahoe, and once commercial travel became a reality, they began jet-setting to Hawaii, Europe, and parts of Asia, whenever possible. Anita prided herself on being fluent in Italian and was often mistaken for a local during her trips to Italy.
Anita was the proud matriarch of her large, extended family, which included her nieces and nephews: Jean Borella (Bob), Joyce Guglielmi (Bob), Alan Belluomini (Lorna – deceased), John Belluomini (Nancy), LeeAnn Boragno, David Boragno, and the late Christopher Boragno; and frequent travel companions, Joan and Art Costamagna. She had a firecracker personality and loved all parties, family gatherings, the Giants, and the Arts, regularly visiting the opera, theater, and symphony. Anita was an avid shopper and loved a good martini. She was a member of the DePaul Seniors Group, participated in Boys and Girls Salesian Club fundraisers, and was recognized for her efforts by the Children of Mary Society. Anita routinely reflected on the beautiful life she lived and was grateful at the end of each and every day for the "great day" she had experienced. Her love for life and unlimited energy will inspire all of us. She will remain in our hearts forever.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Anita Boragno to: Salesian Boys and Girls Club; Children of Mary Society; Glide Memorial Church
The Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, December 9th at 10:30am at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 666 Filbert St., San Francisco.
Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Dec. 3 to Dec. 5, 2021.