Georgina Espinola died in her home surrounded by her loving family on May 11. She was 99.
She came to the United States on July 26, 1966 from the Island of St. George, part of the Azores in Portugal.
Mrs. Espinola completed her education in the Azores. She became an accomplished seamstress and a very talented hair stylist while operating a neighborhood store. She was a hard working person who also was employed by J.J. Crossetti for 15 years. She loved to crochet and read poetry. She was also a devout practicing Catholic.
She is survived by her two sons Albert Espinola and Joe Espinola, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sibling, Silvana Jorge of Nipomo.
She was preceded in death by her siblings Amaro Mendoca, Jose Mendoca, Lydia Silveira, Ezaura Silveira, Alexandrina Silveira. Laura Silveira, Maria Ermelinda, Silvana Silveira and Ingelina Silveira.
Visitation will be held at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel on May 19 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on May 20 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians. A burial will follow at Valley Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted in the care of the Carroll Family of Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, avemariamemorialchapel.com.