Virginia (Prato) Talevi
1921 - 2016
Virginia passed away peacefully on July 29, 2016 at the age of 95. She was born on March 22, 1921 in Santa Barbara to Battista (Bob) and Jean Prato. The oldest of three children she attended Santa Barbara High School and graduated in 1940. She met and married Ubaldo Talevi in 1942. While he was in the service she worked at Trenwiths and later on in life she was a Van de Kamp lady.
She was very active in PTA, the Mothers Club, St. Francis Guild, Italian American Boot Club and the UFCW 1013 retirement club. She loved her sports. Playing tennis and later on golf. Virginia was an avid Laker fan too. But most of all she was a devoted wife, mother and a special friend to many. She was an amazing cook and loved to cook for family and friends. She was always organizing some family event even up to a week prior to her death she was planning a family dinner.
She leaves her son Bob Talevi (Nana) and daughter Elaine Brown (Bob). Grandchildren Jeff Brown, Troy Brown (Leeanna) and great granddaughter Brooklyn Brown. Her brother Dick Prato (Judy). Her dear friend Lucille Barragan and nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was her husband Ubaldo and brother Larry.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Alexander Gardens for their loving care and support. Also to Dr. William Koonce and staff. And to the amazing team of Drs. and nurses from Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care, 509 E. Montecito Street Suite 200 Santa Barbara, Ca 93103.
Funeral services will be held at San Roque Catholic Church 3200 Calle Cedro on Saturday, August 13th at 11:00.
Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary