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Helen died peacefully in her Alameda home surrounded by her family. She was born in San Francisco to Croatian immigrants Andro and Marie Capor, the eldest of four children. They lived in the Marina District until the family built a home in Oakland in 1938. She was a proud graduate of Holy Names High School. Helen married Emile Carles in 1949, becoming a wife, homemaker and then mother, her true vocation. She excelled in all the domestic arts of cooking, baking, sewing, knitting and gardening. She loved antiques and had a decorator’s touch. When she was blessed with grandchildren, she became known as “Bobbie.” She was delighted with that role and even more thrilled to become a great-grandmother. Although she and her husband were able to travel to Europe, South America and Canada and throughout the United States, she enjoyed her solitude at home. An avid reader, she was content with a book and a cat on her lap. She loved watching people and was an exceptional listener, allowing her to be a mentor to friends and family of all ages.

She is survived by daughters Jeanette Zugnoni (John) and Marianne Bautista; grandchildren Paul Zugnoni (Sophie), David Zugnoni, Emily Zugnoni, Melanie Bautista and Leon Bautista; great-grandchildren Adrian Chan-Zugnoni and Elliot Chan Zugnoni. Also survived by sister Marie Natoli, sister Nancy Miloslavich (Vic) and brother Mitch Capor (Claire); nieces Diane Loftus (Mark) and Michelle Capor; nephews Mitch Miloslavich (Lonette), David Miloslavich, Nick Miloslavich, Andy Miloslavich, Vince Miloslavich and Andrew Capor. Also survived by many more extended family in the United States and Croatia. Preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Emile Carles, son-in-law Leonard Bautista, nephew Stephen Natoli and brother-in-law Joseph Natoli.

Helen’s family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care she received from Mark Hayman-Martinez RN, Julianna Ojibe and Diane Trujillo-Lopez of Crossroads Hospice. Loving care came from friend Esther P. Usison and caregivers Rosemarie Nicolabo, Pam Herrera, Justine Kolimlim, Eleonor Kolimlim, Joy Ann Racho, Carina Capistrano and Lolita de los Reyes.

Family and friends are invited to attend the services in honor of Helen. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 23, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with the Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave., Alameda. The Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Church, 3100 Van Buren St., Alameda. Burial will follow the Mass at Holy Sepulchre in Hayward with a reception lunch at Pier 29 Restaurant, 1148 Ballena Bay, Alameda following the burial.

A Devoted Wife, Beloved Mother, Proud Grandmother, Loving family member and friend.

Joyce Ware Goring-Turner is survived by her loving husband of 16 years, Jimmie Turner; her daughter, Ayanna Reed, son-in-law, Carlos Reed, and grandchildren Justice & Mason Reed; stepson Eugene Goring (Andrea), and stepdaughters, Jamie Turner, and Susan Turner.

She also leaves behind her sisters Judith Cruikshank and Jayne Williams (Carl) and many more cousins, nephews, nieces, godchildren and relatives.

She was born in Oakland, California January 3, 1941 to Pocahontas and John Ware.

Joyce was raised in Alameda, where she graduated from Alameda High School and received her bachelor’s degree from California State University Hayward in Black Studies.

In addition to her career as a caterer/events Planner and retiring from the Alameda County Department of Social Service, Joyce was a passionate and devoted artist. During retirement, she discovered a new artistic calling after taking courses in stained glass making at the Mastick Senior Center in Alameda. Joyce leaves behind a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind stained glass creations.

She was involved in numerous civic groups, where she served in both leadership and supportive roles. Joyce especially cherished the sisterhood that she enjoyed as a member of Today’s Women and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

A vivacious and generous hostess, Joyce loved bringing people together for impromptu luncheons, holiday dinners, milestone events and cultural celebrations. A consummate bon vivant, Joyce was known to “cut a rug” dancing with her favorite dance partner, Jimmie, family and friends. She lit up any room that she entered with her magnetic personality and megawatt smile.

An intimate memorial will be held on June 18, 2022. Live streaming will be available for all.

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Annette was born in Alameda, California to parents Adolfo and Mary Bolentini. She was a devoted wife to husband Richard for 58 years, who preceded her in death in 2012. Loving mother of Michael Rossi (and wife Jessica Lilie). Proud grandmother of David Roth-Rossi (and wife Monica LeClaire), Mia Rossi and Ella Rossi. Proud great grandmother of Olivia and Estelle Roth-Rossi. She is also survived by ex-daughter-in-law Anne Roth (and husband Alan Marsh).

Ann was devoted to her family, and nothing made her happier than being surrounded by her family members. She was a lifelong resident of Alameda and lived on the same square block (in two different homes) her entire life. She graduated Alameda High School in 1953 and worked as a school secretary in the Alameda Unified School District for twenty-nine years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Alameda Elks Lodge for 50 years. Ann was a frequent traveler to Reno and Las Vegas, where few were luckier playing the slot machines.

Family and friends are invited to attend the memorial service at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and Cemetery in Hayward on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

If you wish to donate in Annette’s memory, you can do so to Kaiser Oakland Hospice, 1301 Broadway, Oakland, CA 9466 or to Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, California, 94501.