Genevieve "Gen" Zavanelli
Nov. 12, 1925-Nov. 16, 2013
Submitted by Graham-Hitch Mortuary
Genevieve "Gen" Zavanelli, devoted wife, loving mother, and dedicated nurse passed away peacefully at home in Pleasanton on Nov. 16. Gen is survived by her beloved husband, Dr. William "Bill" Zavanelli and children Barbara (Stuart) Zavanelli-Morgan, Mary (Dan Costa) Zavanelli, Tony (Pati) Zavanelli, Terry (Kevin) Koenig, daughter-in-law Karen Zavanelli and cherished grandchildren Nicole and Kevin (K.J.) Koenig and Steven Zavanelli. Her sons, Joseph and Andy Zavanelli, preceded Gen in death.
Born Genevieve Ida Tigges, she was from Wadena, Minnesota. She served as a nurse for the United States Air Force during the Korean War. She met and married Bill while working at the USAF base in Montana. They moved West settling in California. Her family gathered recently to celebrate her 88th birthday and Bill and Genís 61st wedding anniversary. Gen will be greatly missed.
Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Genís favorite charitable organization, Hope Hospice.