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March 3, 2024

Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly passed away February 22nd of cancer. A Hollister native and 1966 graduate of Hollister High, she traveled widely and lived in many places, but returned home and started a personal assistance service for the elderly. Kathy was devoutly religious, gentle and full of grace. Her lighter side enjoyed her pets, jazz, playing tinwhistle in a traditional Irish band, deep sea fishing, and Hawaiian sunsets. She had deep and abiding relationships with her beloved friends and family. Kathy lived well, and was liked by everyone she met. Donations can be made to The Russian Ecclesiastical Mission, Attn: N.Ohotin, 75 E. 93rd St., NY, NY 10128. Friends and family are invited to a memorial gathering Sunday, March 9th at noon at 1741 Sunnyslope Lane, Hollister. 637-7212

Marilyn J. Vaccarezza September 28, 1933 – September 28, 2012

Marilyn was born and raised in San Juan Bautista. She was a 4-H Leader in cooking, a Cub Scout Leader, and a leader for the Brownies. She also helped her children get their animals ready for the County Fair in 4-H and F.F.A. She loved to make desserts especially for potlucks, picnics, parties or just for her family.

Vincent E. Sanchez

Vincent E. Sanchez of Gilroy, CA passed from this earth on Monday, January 12, 2009, at the age of 90 years. Vincent has joined Martha, the love of his life, who preceded him in death in Nov. 2007. Vincent is survived by his sisters, Lupe Sanchez and Carmen Sanchez of Gilroy. Vincent's four children Diana McDonald (son-in-law, Bob) of San Jose, Carole Knapel of Eugene, OR, Gary and Steven of Gilroy will miss their father's good natured spirit and wit. Vincent was also the proud and loving grandfather of eight, great-grandfather of five and uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.

Marcia T. Brozene

Marcia T. Brozene, 58, passed away in Santa Cruz, CA, on June 20, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Tom Brozene, of nearly 27 years, their two sons, Tommy and Jimmy; adored brothers Robert Duncan of New Jersey, and Bill (and Camille) Duncan of Georgia; as well as cherished Aunt Helen Zarsky, cousins Mary, Chris, Michelle, John, and Dee Vertucci; and nephews Michael and Jonathon Duncan.

Robert A. (Sapo) Barraza IV

Robert "Sapo" Barraza IV was born and raised in Hollister and passed away at the age of 21. He was a wonderful son and brother. Robert was the pride of his family and accomplished a lot in his lifetime, making his family very proud. He is survived by his loving parents, Robert and Rachel Barraza of Hollister and his little sister Desiree Barraza of Hollister. They were a close family to each other. Robert is loved by his girlfriend, Vanessa Solorio, his grandparents, Robert and Rose Barraza, andMary Garcia and Richard Casarez all of Hollister. His good friends were always by his side. Robert was an operating engineer and a high school graduate with a 4.0 GPA of which his family is extremely proud. Robert was a cowboy at heart. There was no shame in his game. He loved spending time with his family and he and his dad were best friends. This is a terrible loss and Robert will be truly missed.

Guadalupe P. Gomez

Guadalupe P. Gomez passed away in Hollister at the age of 92. He was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and came to Hollister in 1970 from Mexicali and worked as a laborer in the agriculture industry. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church.

Richard E. Massa July 20, 1930 – September 2, 2012

Richard Massa passed away at the age of 82. He was the husband of B. Joan Massa and resident of Hollister CA.

Henry (Hank) Borowski

Henry "Hank" Borowski, 85, died Sunday, December 10, in Gilroy, CA. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Hank graduated from Temple University and then served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the South Pacific. Hank was employed at Sears Roebuck in Pottstown, PA for 30 years and was a very active member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

Anthony James Leimas

Anthony James Leimas passed away Feb. 5, 2010 in Hughson, CA he was 94. Born June 4, 1915 he is survived by his wife of 39 years Ellenore Leimas, his son Anthony F. and his wife Rosalina Leimas. He is also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and sister-in-law.

Annie Paura

Life long Hollister resident Annie Paura passed away at her residence Thursday morning Feb. 25th at the age of 83 years. She was a graduate of Hollister Schools. Annie's working career spanned 37 years in the canning industry, first working for Fairview Packing Company and retiring as a Supervisor for Tri-Valley Growers. Her memberships included Sacred Heart Church, the Spanish Lodge (Sociedad Espanola De San Benito); the Y.L.I, I.C.F. SIRS, and the Golden Years Travel Club of which she was a founding member and continued to belong to until her health did not permit her to do so. Annie enjoyed traveling, her trips to Reno and the casinos, her trips abroad, as well as taking her "girl friends" to her home in Twain Harte and to the Black Oak Casino. She could be found with her friends as an avid supporter of Sacred Heart Parish Bingo. Annie was one of the principle partners of Betabel R.V. Park in San Juan Bautista. She was the spouse of the late Peter Paura who passed away January 23, 1993.