Gussie Cabral, 91, entered into eternal rest on March 3, 2012 after a lengthy illness. She was born Mary Augusta Cabral in Folsom, CA on April 3, 1920. Her family moved to Manteca in 1926 where she chose to spend the rest of her life. She is survived by her brother Arthur Cabral of Manteca. She also leaves behind 15 nieces and nephews and 23 great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Cabral and siblings; Emily, Mary, Emil, Manuel, Ida and Anthony.
Gussie attended Calla Grammar School and Manteca High School. Before attending beauty college in Oakland she was employed at Franzia Winery and Sharpe Army Depot. She then began her career as a hairstylist at Sadie’s Salon, owned by her sister-in-law Sadie Cabral. In the formative years of the salon, she was considered the cornerstone of the growing and thriving business. Her career lasted nearly 50 years, and to honor that achievement-Mary Augusta Street in southwest Manteca was named after her.
Gussie was also active in many local clubs and organizations. She was the longest active member of St. Anthony’s Y.L.I. #126 and also belonged to the Manteca Garden Club (for 30+ years). She volunteered at St. Dominic’s Hospital, St. Vincent De Paul Society, Delta Blood Bank and the San Joaquin County Election Board. She loved to travel, work in her garden, and was an excellent cook and baker. Her expertise in so many varied fields was unparalleled by her energy and enthusiasm. Gussie was greatly loved and will be missed by many.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to St. Vincent De Paul Society, 525 E. North St., Manteca, CA 95336 or Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave. Stockton, CA 95204.
A rosary and mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Anthony’s Church on Friday, March 9 at 10:30am. A private burial to follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Escalon
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, March 8, 2012