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Shirley Ann (Harris) Mattiuzzi
November 28, 1932 ~ June 3, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Shirley was born in Oakland, and raised in Oakville by her parents, Dewart and Anna Harris. She graduated from St. Helena High School in 1950, and met her future husband, Dano Mattiuzzi, when he snuck into her senior prom. The pair were married on May 4, 1952, in St. Helena, and moved to Santa Rosa in 1959. Shirley was a homemaker who lovingly raised their three children and enjoyed spending time with her two grandsons.
Shirley loved to entertain and host holiday parties and family reunions. She cooked countless dinners for NSGW Santa Rosa Parlor #28 with her husband. She enjoyed gardening, camping, and fishing. Shirley's and Dano's travels included: Italy, Switzerland, The Philippines, Canada, NYC, the East Coast to see the fall colors, a few cruises, one memorable RV trip to see Mt. Rushmore, and many years of camping and fishing with the family in the Sierras. A resident of Bennett Valley for 55 years, Shirley was a Bennett Valley Grange member. Her family's past and present were always dear to her heart.
Shirley is survived by: her children, Debra Eynon of Rohnert Park, Mark Mattiuzzi (Pam) of Santa Rosa, and Kirk (Debbie) Mattiuzzi of Reno; and cherished grandchildren: Michael (Casey) Eynon and Daniel (Mackenzie) Eynon, and Mattina Kaczmarek (Daniel). Shirley was also a dear aunt to: Dennis (Cyndi) Mattiuzzi, Kamala (Doug) McNeely, and Moret Dennis. She also leaves behind: her grandniece, Deanna (Frank) Rossier; grandnephew, Dennis Mattiuzzi (Amy); great-grandnephews, Frankie and Teddy Rossier, Gage (Diane) and Ryan Mattiuzzi. Shirley was preceded in death by: her parents; her beloved husband of 57 years, Dano Mattiuzzi; grandniece, Isabella McNeely; and great-granddaughter, Gwendolyn Eynon.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurse at Kaiser Hospital Santa Rosa for their loving care.
Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral service, Thursday June 22, 2023, at 1:00 pm at LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, 4321 Sonoma Hwy., Santa Rosa (707) 539-2921. Private entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in St. Helena. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Redwood Empire Food Bank, 3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (www.refb.org), or a charity of your choice.