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Natalie Jean Gianni
67-year Manteca resident
Natalie Jean Gianni, 85, entered into rest on April 16, 2010 in Manteca, Ca. She was born on March 30, 1925 in Rodchester, New York to the late Mr. and Mrs. Chris and Rose Lambardo. She joins her husband in heaven Mike Gianni.

Mrs. Gianni is survived by her two children; daughter Pam Gianni-Bjork and husband John of Manteca and son Rick Gianni of Manteca. She was blessed with one granddaughter Kara Blankenship and husband Derek along with two great-grandchildren Dillon and Taylor Blankenship all of Auburn. She has one sister Joan Duran and her husband Frank of Walnut Creek. In addition she has one very special niece Lisa Duran and cousins Lena Prestifillipo, Mike Prestifillipo and Christopher Prestifillipo all of Manteca.

Natalie was a resident of Manteca for over 67 years. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church of Manteca. She enjoyed quilting classes and cooking classes. Her most favorite TV programs were; Dancing Stars and Emeril Cooking Show. She was extremely proud of her Italian heritage. She loved cooking different types of Italian foods; socializing with friends and family over a great meal. She enjoyed visiting with friends; often eating out at one of their favorite restaurants. Natalie was a wonderful mother and an amazing grandmother. She loved her family unconditionally. She will be remembered as an energetic Italian woman who had a zest for life. She will be missed.
Mrs. Gianni’s services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. A Rosary/Mass will be held on Wednesday April 21, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 525 E. North St. Manteca. She will be laid to rest with her beloved husband at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery 17871 S. Carrolton Road,. Escalon.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Hospice of San Joaquin 3888 Pacific Ave. Stockton, Ca. An on-line guest book is available at 

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Monday, April 19, 2010