Obituary: Mary Giovannoni DeLisle |

Obituary: Mary Giovannoni DeLisle

Mary Giovannoni DeLisle, at the age of 94, began a new journey of her life when she passed peacefully in her sleep at the ECC Unit at Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee, California on Friday, April 24, 2015.

Mary was born to Italian immigrants on September 3, 1920 in Truckee, CA, where she lived and raised her family. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Alfonso Ramirez of Truckee, grandson Armando Ramirez of Truckee, granddaughter Maria and Rogelio Palafox of Roseville, great grandchildren Preston, Luna, and Bella of Roseville, Sister Yolanda Olano and family of Wyoming, and Brother Eugene Gini and family of Truckee.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest De Lisle and son Alexander Darby O’Donoughue, and brothers Gino and Frank Giovannoni.  Mary worked for the RailRoad as a “call girl” notifying the train engineers of their shift during the War, met her husband while waitressing, owned and operated the M&E Club with her husband in downtown Truckee for 25 plus years, and cashiered at Taylor’s Tires gas station until retirement.

She enjoyed eating all kids of food and chocolate, cooking large family meals, growing a beautiful garden, stamp and coin collecting, garage sale hunting for antiques, playing pinnacle, having her hair and sparkly nails done, and spending time with close friends and family who visited her during the last three years of her life.

Services will be held on Thursday April 30th at 11:00AM at Assumption Catholic Church in Truckee. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to High Sierra Senior’s Meals on Wheels.

We love you and will miss you Nonnie!

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