Elvira Mary Bonomini passed away on July 14, 2007, in Eureka at the age of 89. She was born in 1917 in Eureka to Sylvio and Eva Champi. Elvira attended Eureka City Schools graduating with honors as valedictorian in 1935.
The love of her life was her family, and we are proud to recall she was honored as Eureka’s first Mother of The Year in 1956. Elvira was a dedicated and loving mother who thoroughly enjoyed attending the various activities of her children and grandchildren. She was also very supportive of her husband’s baseball interests. Gardening, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and reading were some of her hobbies. She had a wonderful sense of humor, was very generous and kind, dearly loved, and will be missed.
She is survived by her sons, Robert and his wife Donna, James and his wife Kathy, Louis and his wife Diane, Carl and his wife Jeanne, David Bonomini, Alan and his wife Julie, Kenneth and his wife Roxanne; daughters, Maria Briggs and her husband Loran, Louise Craighead and her husband Byron, Susan Bonomini; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Sandy Bonomini and sister--in-law, Lola Bonomini.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis and her parents.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 18, 2007, at Sanders Funeral Home, 1835 E Street in Eureka from 11 to 5 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend the Recitation of the Rosary on Wednesday July 18, 2007, at 7 p.m. at Sanders Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday July 19, 2007, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with Father Mike Cloney, Celebrant. Encryptment will follow at St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be sons Robert, James, Louis, Carl, David, Alan and Kenneth Bonomini. Honorary bearers will be Byron Craighead and Loran Briggs.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Bernard’s Catholic School, 222 Dollison Street, Eureka, CA 95501; Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station, PO Box 780, New York, New York 10008-0780; or to a charity of your choice.
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