Martha Fignani, beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, passed away peacefully, sitting in her favorite chair (as she had hoped) on Sunday morning, Dec. 21st, just a few months short of her 100th birthday.

Martha Fignani, beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, passed away peacefully, sitting in her favorite chair (as she had hoped) on Sunday morning, Dec. 21st, just a few months short of her 100th birthday. She had attended several Christmas parties in the past week with her daughters Evie and June.

Martha was born on May 8, 1915 in Upton, California, a logging town just north of Sisson/Mt. Shasta. Her parents Emilio Curti and Semira Memeo both immigrated from Colico, Lake Como, Italy in the early 1900s.

In her final days, she enjoyed telling family stories about her amazing life growing up in Siskiyou County on the dairy farm... before cars, electricity, and indoor plumbing. Martha loved gardening, flowers, and most of all, family. She was a peacemaker and the center of the family. She was known for her delicious ravioli, soup and chocolate chip cookies. One of her favorite pastimes was mushroom hunting. One of the highlights of Martha’s life was traveling to Colico, Italy, to meet her relatives.

Martha was pre-deceased by her husband of 66 years, Alex Fignani, and is survived by her four daughters, Ruth Baratto of Alexandria,Virginia, Margi Herzog of Sacramento, California, Evie Fignani and June Baca of Redding, California.

She is also survived by seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

There will be a Mass and Celebration of her Life, on Friday, January 2nd, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Mt. Shasta, California at 12 pm.