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Joan Micheli Obituary

Joan  Micheli
Joan Micheli

February 9, 1932 - July 11, 2020
Born in Santa Clara, California
Resided in Castroville, California
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Joan M. Micheli 88 of Castroville passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020. She was born February 9, 1932 in Santa Clara, CA. to James Fumatre and Theresa J. Leone.

Joan was raised in Castroville, attended Castroville School, graduated from Salinas High School, and married the love of her life Raymond Micheli. She was a lifelong resident of Castroville. She worked for Castroville Elementary School for 42 years. She was the school secretary where she saw many generations of children go through the school system. Joan loved going to family functions. She always had a funny joke to tell.

She had a great sense of humor. She loved cooking, word searches, crossword puzzles and wine.

She was preceded in death by: Husband Raymond Micheli, Father James Fumatre, Mother Theresa Moscarella, Stepfather Anthony “Tony” Moscarella and Nephew Joseph “JoJo” N. Micheli, Jr.

She is survived by, Nephews Dan Micheli (Barbara), Carson Micheli and Niece Amanda Micheli Vo.
Nieces: Kim Benoit Manzoni (Mike), Allison Benoit, Jill Micheli Schreiner (Eric), Hannah and Cassidy Schreiner, Loving friend Susie Jimenez Diaz (Rick), Grandchildren Rick Diaz Jr. (Vanessa) and Bianca Diaz. Great Grandchildren, Jayden Clay Diaz, Ricky III, Danae, Dallas and Kingston Diaz.
Joan is also survived by many loving cousins and godchildren.

The family would like to thank Lita Williams and all of Joan’s caregivers at The Shepherds Inn, in Castroville. Thank you for loving her and taking such good care of her.

Services: Private Graveside services were held at Castroville District Cemetery on July 16th, 2020. Reverend Rudy Ruiz officiated.

Memorials: Hospice of Monterey County or St Jude’s Children’s Hospital




Funeral Home
Struve and Laporte Funeral Home
41 West San Luis Street
Salinas, CA US 93901


Hospice of Monterey
2 Upper Ragsdale
Monterey, CA US 93940
St. Jude Childen's Research Hospital
262 Dannny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN US 38105