Irma Margaret Acquistapace, 90, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at the Hood River Care Center. Irma was born March 20, 1920, in Weed, Calif., to Mike and Marina Rossetto; she was the second of three children.
On Sept. 19, 1936, she married Ray Acquistapace. They were married 70 years when Ray passed in 2006. She had three children: William Acquistapace, of Capitola, Calif., Nancy Wroblewski, of El Dorado Hill, Calif., and Deanna Wagoner, of Hood River, Ore.
She lived in Weed until 2004 when she and Ray moved to Hood River to live with her daughter and son-in-law; Deanna and Roy. The last couple of years she had been living at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Community.
Irma worked at the Weed Mercantile for several years in the grocery department then later in women’s apparel. After her retirement (and Ray’s a few years later) she spent her time being a wonderful grandmother of eight and a great grandmother of 13, who loved to be with their “Nonni.”
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking and being a member of the Lodge of Gloria. Her love for feeding her visitors made her home a place for building memories for all the family and kept them well-fed. Those times will be remembered and spoken of for many years to come.
In addition to her parents and husband Irma was preceded in death by a sister, Rena; brother, Joseph; and grandson, Steven.
Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1501 Belmont Ave., Hood River, with the Rosary being prayed at 9:30 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m.; Father Ron Maag will officiate. Burial will be in Weed, Calif., in April.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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