Gennero Paul Filice

Gennero Paul Filice

Gennero Filice passed away peacefully on July 25, 2017 after a short illness. Gennero was born in Gilroy California on August 3, 1930 to Francisco and Teresa Filice.
He attended elementary school and graduated from Gilroy High School in 1948. While attending high school Gennero was in the choir, played end on the football team and excelled at the discus, setting a school record for his classification.
Except for a brief period when he and his wife Edith operated the Southside Market in Morgan Hill, Gennero lived his entire 86 years in Gilroy. As a farmer, he was involved in Sunsweet Prunes, and was a member of several community organizations. His favorite pastime was talking to people of all walks of life and at one time knew most everyone in the South County area.
Gennero was proceeded in death by Edith Filice, his wife of 59 years. He is survived by Steve Filice of Minden, Nevada; Frank and Marilyn Filice of Alameda CA., and Larry and Lauren Filice of Hollister. His true pride were his seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The Filice grandchildren are Stephanie, Marco, Patrick, Allison, Gennero, Adrian and Mario. The great Grandchildren are Pete, Sonya and Enzo.
A beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, Gennero will be missed tremendously by all who were blessed to have had him in their lives.
His family is requesting that donations be made to Cooley’s Anemia Foundation through the Italian Catholic Federation Branch 28.
Visitation Friday, July 28, 2017 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Expressions can be shared at 7:00pm at Habing Family Funeral Home.
Funeral Services Saturday July 29, 2017 – 9:30am at Habing Family Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Gavilan Hills Memorial Park, Gilroy.
For online condolences please visit www.habingfamilyfuneralhome.com

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