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Anna Verdone
A funeral service was held Monday at Sr. Anthony's Catholic Church in Hughson for Anna Ottoveggio Verdone , 89, of Hughson. She died June 9, 2011 while surrounded by her loving family in Hughson.

Lakewood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Born Dec. 16, 1921 in the Marsala, Sicily, Italy, Anna married Francesco, and started a family. In 1976, they took the opportunity to start a new life in America for the family. They settled in Modesto and there she lived for the rest of her life. Anna enjoyed the outdoors, being near the ocean and fishing.

She leaves behind her children, Salvatore Verdone, Francesca Cipponeri, Giovanni Verdone, Agostino Verdone, all of Hughson, Angelo Verdone of Waterford, Sebastiano Verdone of Milan, Italy, Rosa Sanclemente and Antonio Verdone of Modesto; her brother, Agostino Ottoveggio; her sister, Agata Cudia of Italy; and 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband of 62 years, Francesco Verdone, son, Giacomo Verdone, two brothers and a sister.

A guestbook is available online at

-Ceres Courier/ June 22, 2011