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Obituary: Frances Gabaldon Vitale

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Obituary: Frances Gabaldon Vitale

Posted: 23 Aug 2011 10:32PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Gabaldon
Frances Ramona Vitale 1929-2011 Resident of Sonoma, California, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2011. Frances (Fran) was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 31, 1929 to Sophia and Demetrio Gabaldon. She came to San Francisco, California in the 1950's and met her husband of 61 years, Joseph Vitale. The Vitales' owned several restaurants in Marin County and Frances was always engaging and laughing with the customers. Frances loved to cook for her friends and family. She was a loyal and respected friend to many and will be deeply missed. A hard working, dedicated mother of five, she is survived by her children, Diane Bettencourt, Lorraine Smyser, Nicholas Vitale, Joseph Vitale, Jr., and John Vitale. Her grandchildren include, Lauren Sanchez, Stephanie Smyser, Andrew Bettencourt, Brooke Amoroso, Jennifer Bettencourt, Christopher Vitale, Ethan Vitale and Sophia Vitale. She is also survived by her sisters Sylvia Quinones and Jenny Rego. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Leo's Parrish, Sonoma, California. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Leo's Catholic Church, 601 West Agua Caliente Rd.,Sonoma,CA 95476. on June 4, 2011 at noon. Duggan's Mission Chapel Sonoma www.duggansmissionchapel
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on May 29, 2011

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