Mon 29 Oct 2007
Point Reyes Station resident Hazel Martinelli, matriarch of the Martinelli ranching family, died Saturday, Oct. 27, at 101 years old. She was the mother of Leroy, Patricia, and Stanley Martinelli of Point Reyes Station and the widow of Elmer W. Martinelli.
She leaves eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
On her birthday, Sept. 30, less than a month ago, her son Leroy (with her at right) had thrown a party for her at his deer camp in Tomasini Canyon.
Patricia Martinelli on Monday noted her mother, whose maiden name was Guldager, was born and raised in Tomales where her father was a cattle dealer. She married Elmer Martinelli of Point Reyes Station on Aug. 1, 1925.
A Vigil Service for Mrs. Martinelli will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Sacred Heart Church in Olema. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the church followed by entombment in Olema Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Parent-Sorensen Mortuary in Petaluma.
The family has asked that any memorials be made to Tomales Regional History Center, Autism Society of America, or Dominican University.