Rose Yolanda Lalli, 88, Aug. 27

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Rose Yolanda Lalli, 88, passed away peace­fully on Au­gust 27, 2020, from heart dis­ease. She was born of Ital­ian im­mi­grants, Rocco and Rosaria Spinelli in 1931, in Mil­wau­kee, Wis­con­sin. She was the sec­ond youngest of 6 sib­lings.

She mar­ried in 1954 and ten years later, moved to the San Fran­cisco Bay Area, with her hus­band and 2 chil­dren. In 1969, she be­gan 25 years with United Air­lines, where she is still re­mem­bered as the beloved re­cep­tion­ist of the Main­te­nance Base at SFO.

Up un­til the time of her pass­ing, she main­tained life­long friend­ships with her dear friends in home­town of San Ma­teo, and air­line col­leagues and su­pe­ri­ors, who ap­pre­ci­ated her like no other. Rose was an es­pe­cially loved soul, by all who knew her. She was gen­er­ous of spirit, warm, hos­pitable and above all, kind. She told it like it was.

In San Ma­teo she and fam­ily at­tended St. Gre­gory’s Catholic Church. A lover of mu­sic, she was in many pro­duc­tions of the parish’s The­atre Guild, where she wowed the crowd for many sea­sons with her beau­ti­ful voice and danc­ing.

Her faith was the most im­por­tant thing in her life in later years. She said daily rosaries for friends and fam­ily fac­ing ill­ness or dif­fi­cult times. Rose never missed EWTN’s daily mass and was grate­ful for the chan­nel’s out­reach to the home­bound.

She is sur­vived by her daugh­ter Linda (Dr. John Lang), hus­band Anthony, 2 step-grand­chil­dren Alex and Max, in-laws, cousins, many lov­ing nieces and neph­ews and great nieces and neph­ews.

She is pre­ceded in death by sons Mark (10 days old) and Marc (37 years old), par­ents Rocco and Rosaria Spinelli, and five sib­lings, Jack (Dolly), Mary (Fred Bor­tolotti), Chuck (LaV­erne), Nick (Josephine), and Rocco (Ines, still liv­ing).

A rosary and mass will be said on Fri­day, Septem­ber 25th at 10 a.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, in Santa Fe, New Mex­ico, where she resided with daugh­ter Linda for the last 9 years of her life.

In lov­ing mem­ory of Rose, and in lieu of flow­ers, it was her wish that do­na­tions be made to St. Jude’s Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, AmFar, Boys Town, or The Hu­mane So­ci­ety.

You were the love of my life, Mom. Linda

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