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Marin Independent Journal
Friday, December 6, 2002

Bambina Bottarini
Born December 3, 1898 in Nerviano, Italy, lived in three centuries, passed away on December 4, 2002, in San Rafael, California, at 104 years of age. She immigrated from Tornavento, Italy in 1921. She was the wife of the late Guido Bottarini, who died in 1946. She is survived by her son Richard Bottarini (Velma) and daughter Gladys Franzini (Henry) of San Rafael. Grandmother of Rick Bottarini (Karen) of Danville, Bonnie Kaufman (Robert) of San Anselmo, Mike Franzini (Kim) of Cotati and Don Franzini of Rohnert Park. Great-Grandmother of Nicholas Bottarini, Amelia Kaufman, Nicolas Franzini, Isabella Franzini and Sophia Franzini; her sister-in-law Severina Perroni of Tornavento, Italy, as well as many nieces and nephews in California and Italy. Predeceased by her sisters Carolina Cerutti of San Rafael, Cesira Rescaldani and Irene Rescaldani of Italy and brothers Angelo Rescaldani and Carlo Rescaldani of Italy. She worked at the Carmel Hotel in San Rafael for many years and retired in 1960. She was a member of Sons of Italy, Marvelous Marin Lodge. She enjoyed working in her garden, knitting, crocheting, and was a great Italian cook. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mission San Rafael Arcangel. Vigil will be Friday, 7 p.m. at the Mortuary. Burial private, on Monday, December 9th at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925, or to your favorite charity. KEATON'S MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571

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