June 15, 1929 – March 22, 2021
Esther (née Galindo) Pezzola, 91 passed away peacefully while residing at the Carlton Senior Living Community in Pleasant Hill, California with her family by her side.
Esther was born in San Francisco, California to Jerry Sr. and Manuela Galindo. She grew up in "The Mission", before the growing family relocated to Daly City in 1941. She attended Jefferson High School in Daly City, and graduated in 1947.
Esther met the love of her life Neil Pezzola in Daly City and the two were married on May 21, 1951. They were married for 61 years and called the Vista Grande area of Daly City home. Esther is predeceased by her parents Manuela and Jerry Sr., her husband Neil, brothers Jerry Jr., Edward, and James.
Esther is survived by her four children, Nancy Thompson (Norm Gremore), Julie McKown (Dave), Ann Pezzola (Garth Bradley), Louis Pezzola (Mary Christine); Esther was "Nonie" to her six grandchildren Gregory Thompson (Cici), Erica Ghiorso (Nicholas), Lindsey Cunningham (Zack), Kelly McKown, Alexandra Pezzola, Haydn Bradley and her four great-grandchildren Gianna Thompson, Gavin Thompson, Colton Ghiorso and Kinsley Ghiorso; Her brother Robert, sister Gerry Argenal (Gus), along with her many nieces and nephews.
Esther spent the last 5 years at The Carlton with her beloved Dachshund sidekick Marco (RIP) and reveled in the social activities, friendships made, the proverbial gossip circles and loved all of the staff and amenities. She was an active member of the community and served two years as President of the Residents Council and was part of the Welcoming Committee. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of The Carlton for their caring attentiveness during her final days.
Due to current restrictions, a private service will be held for the family before Esther is laid to rest at The Italian Cemetery in Colma, California.
In lieu of flowers donations in her name can be made to your favorite charity
Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Apr. 2 to Apr. 4, 2021.