In memory of
Rita Fraguglia May 22, 1928 - Jan. 8, 2017 Resident of Mountain View We lost a loving mother and grandmother, great friend, and spunky lady on January 8, 2017. Rita had a sharp mind and great sense of humor. Until her final days, she was known for regaling family and friends with her life stories and Italian proverbs. She is already greatly missed. Rita was born in Cabella Ligure, a small town in northern Italy, where she lived until her marriage in 1955 to Cesare Fraguglia of Los Altos, California. She wholeheartedly embraced her new home in Los Altos and become a U.S. citizen in 1961. Rita was devoted to St. Nicholas Church and volunteered there as well as the parish school library. She was a charter member of the Italian Catholic Federation, known for her delicious minestrone. After losing her beloved Cesare in 1977, Rita worked at See's Candies until the birth of her first grandson in 1990. Rita is survived by her daughter Carmen Caldwell and husband Robert of Eureka Springs, AR; son, Tim and wife Linda of Meadow Vista, CA; grandsons Dan, Mike, and Steven; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her family sincerely thanks the staff and nurses of Villa Siena in Mountain View where Rita lived for the past two years. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to: Villa Siena Foundation, 650-961-6484, http://www.villa-siena.org/ We will celebrate Rita's life with a Rosary at Spangler Mortuary on Monday, January 16th at 7pm, and a Memorial Mass at St. Nicholas Church on Tuesday, January 17th at 10am. Reception will follow burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. For additional information, Spangler Mortuary at (650) 967-5546. View the online memorial for Rita Fraguglia
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