May 27, 1927 – September 6, 2012
Natalia Silva Faustino died at home in Watsonville September 6, 2012. She was 85. A native of Bandeiras, on the island of Pico in the Azores, she came to the United States September 16, 1959, and moved to Watsonville in 1968. Mrs. Faustino worked as a seamstress at Colshire Co. for 8 years before retiring. She was a member of the I.S.T.W. and the Our Lady Help of Christians Fatima Festival Committee. She loved to crochet, bake and spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Faustino leaves her daughters, Natalie (Joe) Costa of Watsonville and Lena Beach of Oregon; 5 grandchilddren, Nathalie Costa (Alex Romero) and Bryanna (Sammy) Ruiz of Watsonville, Bradford Beach of Morgan Hill, Branson and Christina Beach of Oregon; and 2 great grandchildren, Layla Romero and Bryce Ruiz. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank S. Faustino.
A Rosary will be recited tonight at 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady Help of Christians (Valley Catholic) Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow 11:00 a.m. also at the church. Burial will follow at Valley Public Cemetery.
Donations are preferred to I.S.T.W . Charity and Scholarship Fund, 124 Atkinson Ln., Watsonville, Ca 95076, Our Lady Help of Christians, 2401, E. Lake Ave., Watsonville, Ca 95076, or Hospice of Santa Cruz Co., 940 Disc Dr., Scotts Valley, CA 95066. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Mehl’s Colonial Chapel.For the complete article see the 09-11-2012 issue.
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