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Luigi Brunetti
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Luigi Brunetti, 95, "Louie" to his friends and family, died Saturday, Oct. 24 in Turlock.

A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and friend to many, he will be remembered for his kindness and willingness to help anyone in need.

Louie was born August 18, 1914 in Madera. He moved to Italy in 1917 with his father Carlo, mother Carolina and older brother Mario. He was educated in Italy and returned to his beloved America when he was 17 ½ years old. He worked on farms in the Madera and Modesto areas for several years.

He met and married the love of his life Rose Pierini in Modesto in 1940. She predeceased him after 54 years of marriage. They lived in Modesto where he was employed by Modesto Tallow Works. He purchased a small farm in Escalon and moved his family there in 1952. He made friends in Escalon and loved barbecuing for his family and friends.

In his earlier years he was very active in the Escalon Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and St. Patrick's Church. He loved his family and enjoyed Italian dinners with all of the Brunetti and Pierini family members.

Survivors include his daughter Rosemarie and her husband Gary of Turlock; his son Albert and wife Carol of Bakersfield; and his four grandchildren, Michelle (Mark) Boskovich, Teresa (Kendall) Eskew, Allison (Dave) Barr and Neil Sanders and his two great grandchildren, Sophia and Claire Boskovich. He also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews.

His brother Mario preceded him in death.

Visitation will be on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Deegan Funeral Chapel, 1441 San Joaquin St. in Escalon.

Mass will be on Friday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Highway 120 in Escalon with his burial following at St. John's Cemetery.

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A special thanks to his daughter Rosemarie for all her loving care and attentiveness in his time of need.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Oct. 28, 2009