It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Elio Ramacciotti on Monday, June 27, 2011, in Sonoma. He was 91.
Elio was born in Petaluma, to Narciso and Fidalma Ramaccioti on June 1, 1920. Elio is survived by his wife of 70 years, Elia; and their three children, Joyce Quinn (Jim), of Burlingame; Paul Ramacciotti (Donna), of Pleasant Hill; and Julie Ramacciotti-Byrne (John), of Sonoma. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Michael Quinn, Marianne Thodas, Monica Quinn, Laura Ramacciotti-Whyte, Heather Della Santina and Lisa Byrne; and five great-grandchildren, Elia, Brayden, Juliana, Vincent and Andrew.
Elio, a long time resident of Sonoma, was a decorated World War II veteran who saw action on the European front. He was employed at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard for more than 43 years, and was an active member of the St. Francis Solano Men's Club, the Young Men's Institute, and for many years a dedicated coach for the Sonoma Valley Little League.
Friends are invited to attend a Rosary at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2011, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m., both at St. Francis Solano Church, 300 W. Napa St., Sonoma.
Donations in his name may be made to Hanna Boys Center, P.O. Box 100, Sonoma, CA, 95476; or to the St. Francis Solano School Building Fund, 469 Third St. W., Sonoma, Ca 95476.
Arrangements under the direction of Duggan's Mission Chapel, 525 W. Napa St., Sonoma, CA.