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Marin Independent Journal
Saturday, April 13, 2002

Pauline A. Ratto, Marin County Educator
At age 93, Pauline Antoinette Ratto, a lifetime resident of Marin County, died peacefully after a short illness on April 10, 2002. She was the daughter of the late Scipio and Angelina Ratto and the only sister of the late Vivian L. Ratto. Born and raised in Sausalito, she attended Sausalito Grammar School, Tamalpais High School, and graduated from San Francisco State College. Her first teaching assignment was in the town of Tomales, and she spent most of her 37 teaching years in the San Anselmo School District. Pauline enjoyed traveling, gardening, music, and especially being with children. She was an accomplished seamstress, designing and making her own clothes. She had a keen interest in learning about and discussing current events, especially those concerning her beloved Sausalito. She spent her last three years as a resident of Nazareth House in San Rafael and spread much joy through her concern for and interest in everyone around her. She was a member of the Marin County Retired Teachers Association, a founding member of the Nazareth House Auxiliary, Star of the Sea Women's Guild in Sausalito, and the Sausalito Historical Society. She will be missed by her cousin Alice Casassa, her dearest friends David L. and Bernice Raffo, her loving Godson David A. Raffo, Paula Raffo deBlaauw, and their families. A Rosary Vigil Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2002 at the Nazareth House Chapel, 245 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, 94903. Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2002 at Nazareth House Chapel. Private Burial will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. Donations in Pauline's memory, made to Nazareth House, are preferred. KEATON'S SAN RAFAEL MORTUARY.

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