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ANDONIETTA ANNA ANGONE BRANCATO

November 30, 1936 — April 10, 2023

Bakersfield

ANDONIETTA ANNA ANGONE BRANCATO

 

Anna was born in Bakersfield, California to Italian emigrants, Nicola and Mary (Galatro) Angone, from Buonabitacolo, Italy. She attended General Shafter School & Bakersfield High School, graduating class of 1955.

 

Mom met Dad in 1956 at Michener’s Drive Inn with her girlfriend Yvonne Zunnio Atwood. They married on June 14, 1958 with a honeymoon in San Francisco, then moving to Los Angeles. Mom’s heart was always in her hometown.While working full time as a bookkeeper keeping books for the family farming operation for her parents, she passed on her bookkeeping knowledge to her sister-in-law Alberta when Aldo starting farming. Always the cheerleader for her children, she would help in all activities from den mother, girl scout leader, and band mother making all the flags for the Arroyo High Jr. band. Upon moving back to Bakersfield in 1976, Mom went to work at Elk Hills as a payroll supervisor for WB.E.C., completing her career with Bethel Petroleum 29 years.

 

Mom became active in 4-H and FFA clubs helping with all activities. Mom & Dad always included us in everything they did from buying a concession stand/trailer making mini donuts, camping in a tent when they were younger, graduating to an RV motor home which there were 3. She also helped with cooking at the Italian Heritage Dante Association. We are eternally grateful.

They went on many adventures together going to Oregon, Arizona, Las Vegas, Nevada. She loved playing the penny slots, California beach towns, Washington DC, New York and New Jersey, traveled all over the west coast, and trips to Europe.

In 1987 Mom traveled to Italy with her mom Mary, son Michael, daughter Barbara Ann & cousin Antonietta, meeting her Italian family for the first time, then on to Germany, meeting our German family the Cobbs & Schulers. She made many trips back to Italy and Germany visiting family &friends. Her last trip was in 2021 after the loss of her husband in June of 2020. Mom loved her hobbies of sewing with the model A ladies. She made special lifelong friends there.

 

Mom is survived by her 3 children Michael Brancato, Joseph &{Jenny} Brancato & Family Daniel, Joseph & Ashton Brancato, Todd Morris, Aidan & Tristin Steinke. Great grandchildren Gabby, Austin & Catlin McCain and one great, great Granddaughter Emma; and Barbara & {John} Tokash & Family, Sydney & Sean Tokash.

 

 Mom is survived by Aldo & Alberta Angone, Barbara Angone Carol Brancato.

 

She is preceded in death by husband Andy & Brother-in-law Larry Brancato, Brothers Mario, Rudy Angone & Niece Tina Angone, parents Nicola & Mary Angone, numerous niecs, nephews, cousins & relatives.

 

Special thanks to her angel caregivers Ariana Robles and Sandy Parker. The family would like to thank the following for visiting mom on a regular basis, Aldo, Alberta, Barbara & Nicole Angone, Yvonne Atwood, Model A members from the sewing group, Maria Steele & Christina Fanucchi Joughin.

 

Pallbearers: Joseph Brancato Jr. Sean Tokash, Aidan Steinke, Tristin Steinke, John Summers & Zachary Bruce.

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Aldo Angone, Alberta Angone and Barbara Angone, Yvonne Atwood & Jesse Cobb.

    

Rosary at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday April 26th at Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara 1100 Truxtun, with visitation from 4 p.m. to 7 pm. Funeral at 10:00 a.m, Thursday April 27th at Sacred Heart Church 9915 Ramos Ave. Reception will be at Woolgrowers 620 E 19th Street.

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Visitation

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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Rosary

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, April 27, 2023

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church

9915 Ramos Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307

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