November 7, 1920 ~ November 13, 2016
Jean Louise Ciardelli passed away Sunday, November 13th in Fremont CA. She was born and raised in San Francisco with her late sister, Rose, and lived with her parents until she married at the age of 38. Jean went to business school and became a secretary; she worked for American Tobacco, American Can and Bethlehem Steel Company.
When Jean married her husband Bill, she was the secretary for their Auto Body Shop in Fremont. Jean and Bill were married 16 years and have one daughter, Karen Benton and husband Steve of Lake Tahoe. She adored her two grandsons Christopher and Scott.
Jean had the opportunity to travel across the United States and world including South America and Europe. She also went on many cruises stopping in various ports around the world. Jean enjoyed playing cards and games of chance. Flowers are accepted and donations can be made in Jeans name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Family and friends are invited to attend a vigil service on Monday November 21st; 5-7 PM at Berge-Pappas- Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA. The vigil mass will start at 6 PM. A 10 AM Mass of Resurrection will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd at 10 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church located, 43148 Mission Blvd. Fremont, CA. Please visit bergepappassmith.com for further information.
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Not often do we come across a soul as sweet & pure as Jean was (but with just a hint of sass!) How incredibly fortunate were the lives she touched, and for so long. Which, of course, makes a loss like this all the harder. She will be in our hearts forever. Karen, Steve and boys, we love
you so very much. You are all deeply in our thoughts …
Never have I had the pleasure of knowing a more kind-hearted, gentle lady. Your sweetness and kind, loving nature was passed down to your daughter and your grandsons and what a wonderful legacy indeed! Mrs. C: they live on in you and beautifully so. You touched me and everyone who knew you in a very special way. You will be missed!
With much love,
Linda and Ron Hollis
I’m sad your gone. But I’m happy because you’re no long suffering this horrible disease. I will cherish those special conversation we’ve had over the last few years. Thank you for being my friend even though you couldn’t remember my name but you knew my face and that’s the best feeling ever. Keep smiling