Isabelle May Caralli passed away peacefully in San Rafael, Sunday, March 30, 2014, with her loving family at her side. She was 88 years of age.
Isabelle was the wife of the late Gino Caralli; loving mother of Cynthia (Mick) Bell, of Atwater and Pamela (Joe) Smith, of Petaluma; adored grandmother of Marnie (Daryl) Howe, Nathan (Sarah), Michael Bell, Shane Bell, Dylan Smith, Tyler Smith and the late Trevor Smith; cherished great-grandmother of Ethan, Nevaeh, Trista, Vincent and Genevieve; as well as the loving sister of the late Phyllis Beesley, Marjorie Pfeiffer, William Entwisle, her twin Dorothy York and Joyce Neideffer. Isabelle is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
She was born, reared and educated in San Francisco. She met the love of her life, Gino Caralli, and they wed in San Francisco in 1956. They moved to Novato in 1959 where they started their family. Isabelle worked as an instructional support staff member for Olive Elementary School and Our Lady of Loretto School both in Novato.
After their retirement, they moved Sonoma. She was a member of the Sonoma Golden Age Club, was an avid Bingo player and loved going to the casinos. Isabelle was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched.
Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation Thursday, April 3, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. and a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. at the Adobe Creek Funeral Home, 331 Lakeville St., Petaluma, Friends are also invited to attend the funeral Mass Friday, April 4, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Church, 125 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma.
Committal service at Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Sonoma will be private.
The family prefers memorial contributions in her memory be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA 94952 or to Techs 4 Pets Animal Rescue, 257 E. Bellevue PMB 121, Atwater, CA 95301.
Online condolences may be made at adobecreekfuneralhome.com.