Evelyn M. Paganucci

Evelyn M. Paganucci

Evelyn M. Paganucci died peacefully Saturday March 19, 2005. She
was 92.
Evelyn M. Paganucci died peacefully Saturday March 19, 2005. She was 92.

Mrs. Paganucci was born and raised in Gilroy, where she graduated from Gilroy High School in 1932. She married her loving husband Leo, in 1935 and worked at Filice and Perelli Cannery for more than 35 years. She was an avid member of St. Mary’s Church, the Catholic Ladies Aid Society, the Italian Catholic Federation and Women in Touch. She volunteered for St. Mary’s Church and the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Some of her favorite hobbies were sewing, gardening, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling and playing cards with her friends. She will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her.

She was the loving mother of Gemma E. Castro and Leola J. Burns both of Gilroy; the dear grandmother of Lori and Steve Parshall, Lisa and Tom Weiby, Jeff and Henrietta Castro, Julie and John Miller, all of Gilroy and Jennifer and Luke Corona of Hollister; loving Nonni to Timothy and Rebecca Parshall, Sarah and Michelle Weiby, Alyssa and Justin Castro, Gabrielle and Amanda Miller all of Gilroy, Madison and Hayden Corona of Hollister; she was the sister of Linda Giretti and Clara Perino, both of Gilroy. She also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Evelyn also will be remembered lovingly by special friends, Rey and Rio Arambulo.

Mrs. Paganucci was preceded in death by her husband, Leo E. Paganucci in 1973; son-in-laws, Eddie Castro and Tom Burns; and her brother, George Ciabattari, all of Gilroy.

A vigil will be held at 6pm, Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Habing Family Funeral Home, Gilroy. Funeral services will be held at 9am, Wednesday, March 23, 2005, beginning at the funeral home with a Mass to follow at 10am at St. Mary’s Church.

Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Gilroy.

The family would appreciate donations to St. Mary’s Parish and School or American Cancer Society.

Marva Simpson

Marva Simpson died peacefully after suffering a stroke, at the age 104 at Beverly Health Care in Sonora, on March 16, 2005. She was 104.

Born on May 7, 1900, in Myrtle, Mo., she lived in Sonora for five years, previous to that, she lived in San Martin from 1966-2000 with her son George Robinson. She had been a housewife all of her adult years except during World War II, when she worked for Douglas Aircraft factory in Tulsa, Okla. She loved working in the garden and cooking.

She is survived by her son, George Robinson of Sonora (formally of San Martin) and daughter, Bethel Hennigan and husband Joe, of Pasadena; nine grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 8pm, on Tuesday, March 22, at Johnson Funeral Home, 17720 Monterey St, Morgan Hill.

A funeral service will be held at 11am, on Wednesday, March 23, at the Johnson Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Gavilan Hills Cemetery in Gilroy.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy in her memory may be made to: Macular Degeneration Research, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD 20871. Macular Degeneration is the #1 cause of legal blindness in older Americans.

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