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Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Tuesday, March 07, 2006 at 09:57:07 :

Independent Journal
Saturday, June 8, 1968
Page 3

Flora C. Martinelli Dies At 89

Flora C. Martinelli, 89, of Point Reyes Station, longtime resident of West Marin, died yesterday at a local hospital after a brief illness.

Mrs. Martinelli was born in Point Reyes Station. She and her husband, the late Olympio Martinelli, operated a general store in Olema over 50 years ago. They then owned a dairy ranch in West Marin until the husbandís death in 1933, when Mrs. Martinelli moved to Point Reyes Station.

Surviving are a son, Elmer Martinelli; a sister, Mrs. Olympia Grandi, both of Point Reyes Station; a brother, Walter Tomasini of Calistoga, Napa County; two grandsons and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Olema Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Sorensen Funeral Home, 400 Washington Street, Petaluma.

A Death Notice in the same paper adds information: Mrs. Martinelli was the sister of the late Ulysses H. Tomasini; grandmother of Leroy and Stanley Martinelli of Point Reyes Station and Miss Patricia Martinelli of Pleasant Hill.

California Death Index: she was born in CA on Sept. 8, 1878; motherís maiden name, Caporana.

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