Josephine Lorraine Brigoli

2014-02-20T00:00:00Z Josephine Lorraine Brigoli Santa Maria Times
February 20, 2014 12:00 am

Josephine Lorraine Brigoli

Josephine Lorraine Brigoli, 79, of Santa Maria passed away surrounded by her family February 16th 2014 in Arroyo Grande.

Josephine was born in Lompoc, Ca to Mary and Irimeo Cabreana on April 27th 1934. She went to Santa Maria High School then relocated to San Francisco, where she married, and began to raise her family. She eventually returned to Santa Maria with her children. She then attended Allan Hancock College and began her career as an Executive Secretary for the California Department of Employment in Santa Maria. She retired after more than 35 years.

Josephine is survived by her children Vicki Nartatez of Santa Maria, Renee Crowe of Shell Beach, Richard Carlson Jr. of Oklahoma, Michael Carlson of Santa Maria, Joseph Carlson of Missouri, William (Kelly) Carlson of Nipomo, 18 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren.

Josephine is survived by her brothers Ernie Cabreana, Clyde Cabreana, Douglas Cabreana, Eugene Fitch, Randolph Fitch, and William Fitch, sisters Adeline Baguio, Gibertine Campos, Geraldine Garcia , Nancy Fitch, Mary Boyce, Lorretta Jelkes.

She is preceded in death by her parents Mary and Irimeo, two children Rocky Ramos and Lori Carlson, and her husband Lambert Brigoli.

She is well known for her classy fashion sense and style. She enjoyed family and social gatherings and going to the lake house with her family.

Funeral Service will be held at Dudley Hoffman Mortuary in Santa Maria, CA on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. followed by a reception / Celebration of Life will at the American Legion Hall at 501 N. Pine Street in Santa Maria, CA 93458.

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    Roni - February 21, 2014 7:13 am
    Jo was my best friend. We had so much fun when we were together. My husband Eddie would joke with her a lot and made her laugh. Every time I would go to Santa Maria or Nipomo, we'd get together and go out to eat. Jo was a very beautiful and loving person. I am going to miss her lovely face and smile. At least I know that she is very happy now that she is with her soul mate and loving husband, Bert. I am going to miss you very much Jo. You won't be there for me to visit when I go down to Santa Maria. I'll be thinking when I go by Nipomo that I'll have to stop to visit, but then I'll realize that you're not there. I am going to miss you dearly. Thanks for all the good times and laughter we had together. Thank you for being my Best Friend Forever. You'll always be in my heart.

    I miss and love you BFF.


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