Louie Peter Crispi, peacefully passed away in the early morning hours on March 20, 2009 at his Mount Shasta home, surrounded by his loving family. Louie was 84 years old.
Louie was welcomed into this world by his Italian immigrant parents, Teresa and Guitano Crispi and his sister Rosie on October 7, 1924 in McCloud, California.
Louie and his family lived in Mount Shasta. He graduated from Mount Shasta High School in 1942 where he held the basketball scoring record of 42 points in one game for many years to come.
He was a US Army veteran of World War II. He proudly served his county and was stationed in South Africa and Italy during his years of service.
On October 25, 1958 Louie married Anita Chiment. They had one child, Guy. Louie was also the proud grandfather of Guy and Stephanie’s four daughters.
Louie’s 40 years in the grocery business began at Marconi’s Market after he returned home from the service.
In 1975 Louie and Anita purchased Cervelli’s Market and Delicatessen which was frequented by both locals and tourists who came to purchase Louie’s famous deli sandwiches.
In 1997 the Crispi family relocated to their new building and changed the name to Crispi’s Market and Deli.
Louie was a loving brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. His passions included spending time with his family and friends, golf, hunting and playing cards.
He was a member of Weed Golf Course, St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and Italian Catholic Federation.
Louie is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anita; son and daughter-in-law, guy and Stephanie Crispi; four granddaughters, Tristen, Jenna, Hannah and Heather; and many other family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, March 25 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Mount Shasta with Father Michael Canny officiating.
Burial is at Mt. Shasta Memorial Park.