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M. Thelma Sbarra Obituary

M. Thelma  Sbarra
M. Thelma Sbarra

April 15, 1928 - November 19, 2017
Born in Salinas, CA
Resided in Dubuque, Iowa
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M. Thelma Sbarra, 89, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Castroville and Carmel Valley California passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque.

Thelma was born April 15, 1928 in Salinas, CA, daughter of Camillo and Annunziata (Giusti) Meschi. She married Giuseppe “Joe” Sbarra. He preceded her in death Dec. 8, 1998.
She worked along side her husband on an artichoke ranch in California as a cook and bookkeeper.

Thelma was a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, a member of St. Raphael Cathedral, Dubuque, a former member of Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, Castroville, CA and The Carmel Mission, in Carmel, CA..

She is survived by her daughter, Julie (George) Casey, of Dubuque; a son, Louis Sbarra, of San Francisco, CA; and three grandchildren, Mary Casey, of Milwaukee, WI, Christopher Casey, of Maui, Hawaii; and Matthew Casey, of San Francisco, CA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, 11140 Preston Street, Castroville, CA 95012.

Entombment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Way, Salinas, CA. 93907.




Our Lady of Refuge
11140 Preston
Castroville, CA US 95012
Friday, December 1, 2017
11:00 AM
Queen of Heaven Mausoleum
18200 Damian Way
Salinas, CA US 93907
Friday, December 1, 2017