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Mary A. Foiada
Visitation will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. today (Dec. 9) at Hillview Funeral Chapel in Patterson for Mary A. Foiada, 88, of Ceres. She died Dec. 4, 2009 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson.

A Rosary/ Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Patterson. Interment will follow at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Modesto.

Born Feb. 14, 1921, Mary was a native of Crows Landing and a resident of Ceres for 53 years. She previously lived in Patterson. Mrs. Foiada was a teacher's aide for Mountain View School for 20 years. She was a member of YLI (Young Ladies Institute) and enjoyed sewing, cooking and traveling.

She leaves behind her son, Chuck Foiada of Ceres; her sister, Laura Arambel of Westley; and two grandchildren, Matthew Foiada and Katherine Foiada. She was preceded in death by husband Silvio Foiada and brothers John Farinha and Manuel Farinha.

Remembrances may be sent to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.

-Ceres Courier /December 9, 2009