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Cesira Nicola Obituary

Cesira  Nicola
Cesira Nicola

August 1, 1922 - March 20, 2018
Born in Gordevio, Switzerland
Resided in Salinas, California
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Our mother, Cesira, departed this earth with the satisfaction of knowing she had lived a long, productive and grateful life.
Born in Gordevio, Switerland on August 1, 1922 to Rocco and Adelina Ottolini, the third of nine children. She married Henry Nicola in 1947 and immigrated to Salinas, California where she lived her last 70 years. Together they had three children: Art (Michele) Nicola, Louise (Steve) Hosack, and Dan (Irene) Nicola. She leaves behind a sister, Laura Paglia and two brothers, Eli and Roberto Ottolini in Switzerland.
Throughout her life she selflessly cared for family and the people around her. Her home was a beautiful and welcoming place filled with friends and the sounds of growing children. Mom brought much joy and inspiration into the hearts of many with her cheerful self-reliance, generosity and strength. She continuously nurtured and entertained multiple generations of individuals, offering rich foods and deep heartfelt laughter. She masterfully prepared large meals for holiday gatherings to her family’s delight.
Among her many talents were cooking, sewing, knitting, gardening singing, and yodeling. She was a long-time active member of the Swiss American Club and Pro Ticino. Always proud of her Swiss heritage, she formed a children’s “Chicken Dance” troupe, sewing the authentic costumes herself. For years she could be found in the kitchen at Swiss American Club meetings, cooking giant pots of polenta and stew.
She was extremely proud and devoted to her grandchildren: Marco (Holly) Nicola, Chelsea Nicola, Julia and Matthew Hosack, Laura and Anthony Nicola, and her great grandchildren Emery and Max. Her passing leaves a great void in our hearts.
Her warmth, wit and wisdom will be sorely missed.
Visitation 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Tuesday March 27, 2018 at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA.
A Rosary at 7:00pm Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Struve and Laporte Chapel.
Funeral Mass 10:00a.m Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Madonna del Sasso Church, 320 E. Laurel Drive, Salinas, CA. 93906.
Burial to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Way, Salinas, CA. 93907.

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Visitation
Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rosary
Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
7:00 PM
Rosary
Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
7:00 PM
Mass
Madonna del Sasso Church
320 E. Laurel Drive
Salinas, CA US 93906
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
10:00 AM
Burial
Queen of Heaven Cemetery
18200 Damian Way
Salinas, CA US 93907
Wednesday, March 28, 2018