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Ernestine V “Popa” Cavalli Boccali

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Death 3 Dec 2012 (aged 100)
Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Burial Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Memorial ID 101993278 · View Source
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Santa Barbara News-Press Dec 10, 2012
Popa passed away peacefully Dec 3, 2012 at the age of 100 years. She was born in Santa Barbara on June 27, 1912 to Giovanni and Paola Cavalli. She was one of seven children, all of whom have passed before her.
Popa was loved growing up in Mission Canyon where her family owned the Foothill Dairy. She met her future husband while causing mischief at the Botanical Gardens he worked for the City of SB Parks Dept. She married Aladino Boccali at the Santa Barbara Mission on Oct 27, 1934 and were married 67 years. Popa worked as a meat wrapper for Jordano's Grocery on LaMesa, enjoying her "Mesa family" until her retirement in 1974.
Popa looked forward to familt gatherings, celebrating all of life's events and she ready to go to the "casino" anytime!
Popa is predeceased by her husband and father of their two children, Aladino Boccali, and two granddaughter Adele Ruiz (Boccali). She is survived by her children, David Boccali, Gloria (Peter) Capovilla, her grandchildren David Brocalli Jr., Paul (Michelle) Boccali, Janet (Daniel) Madden, Anne (Remy) Chelini, Joey Capovilla, and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Villa Alamar "Angels" and Visiting Nurse and Hospice caregivers.

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  • Added: 10 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101993278
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ernestine V “Popa” Cavalli Boccali (27 Jun 1912–3 Dec 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101993278, citing Calvary Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Happy Di (contributor 46853721) .