|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1909|
|Death: ||Jun. 22, 2011|
Anne Lucille Caprara, 102, of Gonzales, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 22, 2011. She was born January 11, 1909 in Salinas. She was a member of St. Theodore's Catholic Church and Pro Ticino of Northern California. Anne always said, "You're ok as long as you can still get out of bed," and she was able to do that until days before her passing. She was born in Salinas, but was a lifelong resident of Gonzales. She graduated in 1927 from Gonzales High School where she was recently honored for being the longest living alumni.
She met and married a dashing young man from Switzerland, Victor Caprara. They had three children. Anne was a devoted wife and mother. Being a homemaker was her priority in life. The "famiglia" loved having their family and friends gather around their table, enjoying conversation and eating delicious food which Anne enjoyed preparing. Roasting chestnuts was a must during the holidays.
She and her husband traveled to Switzerland twice to meet Victor's family and visit her relatives in Canton Ticino. Her parents were also Swiss immigrants. They looked forward to the annual Swiss Picnics and dancing to Swiss polkas. Anne's family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to her kind and very caring care-givers, Margaret and Leticia and her long time physician, Dr. Christine Ponzio. Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Caprara in 1973; mother, Angelina Sgheiza; father, Valentino Sgheiza; sisters, Corina Tomasini, and Alice Berry; brother, Leo Sgheiza; granddaughter, Lorelei Ann Farmer; and grandson, Michael Dennis Farmer.
She is survived by her daughters, Loraine Farmer and Dolores (John) Billman both of Salinas; son, Dennis (Janice) Caprara, of Gonzales; grandchildren, Robert Lee Farmer, John "Bowdie" Billman, Bren Billman, Anne Marci, Brian Caprara, Leslie Lombardi, and Sheri Hayes, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Monday, June 27, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at St. Theodore's Church, 116 South Belden Street Gonzales, CA 93926.
Rosary and Mass will be held Monday, June 27, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Theodore's Church, in Gonzales.
Burial will follow at the Gonzales District Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
Arrangements by Struve and Laporte Chapel
Online condolences: www.struveandlaporte.com
Published in The Salinas Californian on June 24, 2011
Valentino Sgheiza (1875 - 1940)
Angiolina Sgheiza (1878 - 1969)
Victor Caprara (1906 - 1973)*
Created by: Kathy Burpo Woodworth
Record added: Jun 24, 2011
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