Vittoria Piasente Guerra
Club member Vittoria Piasente Guerra passed away on November 9, 2020. She was born in 1935, 2nd youngest child of Fortunato Piasente of Castello Tesino and Maria Assunta Granello of Pieve Tesino. Her mother had 13
children in all, but 4 died in infancy.
At the time Mussolini gave a ribbon award to women who had several
children. Vittoria’s mother proudly wore that ribbon.
At the age of 33, Vittoria came to California to visit her sister, club president Giuseppina Piasente Alvarez. She met fellow Italian, Marco Guerra. They married, formed a family and settled in San Francisco and then in Fairfield. Church bells rang in Tesino commemorating her life.
Donald “Don” Rossotti
Donald “Don” Rossotti passed away at his home in Salinas on June 26, 2020, husband of club member Rena Rossotti Prevedel. Don followed in his parents’ footsteps farming artichokes and a variety of line vegetables. Rena’s parents, Aldo Prevedel and Ida Dorighi, were from Brez in the Val di Non. They immigrated to Superior, Wyoming, and then to the Ogden, Utah area where Rena was raised.