Geraldine Zanni, 91, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 27, 2013 at her home in McCloud, California.
She was born on August 15, 1921 in Newcastle, California to Pietro and Giaconda Batti, the eighth of 11 children. Geraldine grew up in Lincoln, California.
Geraldine marred Guido Zanni of McCloud, where they made their home and raised three children: Frances, Sheila and Raymond.
She was a member of the McCloud American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time in the forest, mushroom hunting, fishing, walking, feeding her family wonderful Italian food and drinking red wine, and spending time with her loved ones. She will forever be in our hearts and minds.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Guido; grandson, Mark Cottini; sisters, Betty and Dorothy; and brothers, Raymond, Guido and Valentino.
Geraldine is survived by her longtime companion, Jerry Kelly of McCloud; daughters: Frances Bortolin of McCloud, Sheila Heile Hayes (and Jack) of Mount Shasta; son, Raymond Zanni (and Laurie) of McCloud; grandchildren: Brian Heile (and Bonnie), John Heile (and Kirby), Ryan Ferry, Heather Zanni, Chelsea Zanni and Tim Zanni; great-grandchildren: Gracie Heile, Summer Heile, Caleb Heile and Audri Heile; sisters: Rose McIntosh of San Antonio, Texas, Mary Jiminez of San Jose, Adele Palmer of Elk Grove, Angie Straub of Sacramento and Monica Wharton of Mount Shasta; and numerous nieces and nephews.
At Geraldine’s request, no memorial service will be held. The family will be greeting friends and relatives with a Celebration of Life at a later date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Mercy Hospice, 914 Pine Street, Mount Shasta, CA 96067.
Girdner Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.
On-line condolences may be made at www.girdnerfuneralchapel.com.