Florence Catherine De Cosse (née Kenny) passed peacefully into God’s loving arms on Sept. 16, 2013, in Napa, Calif. She was 83.
A viewing will take place at noon Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 235 Chapel St., Grass Valley. A Mass will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Grass Valley, followed by a reception at St. Patrick’s hall.
Florence and her twin brother, Owen, were born on Jan. 11, 1930 in Oakland to Thomas and Sara Kenny.
She lived with her family in San Leandro until 1940 when they moved to Calistoga, Calif., to help her grandparents run the Calistoga Hotel. There she attended elementary, freshman and sophomore years of high school. In 1946, the family moved back to San Francisco and she graduated from Polytechnic High School.
She married her husband, Herbert De Cosse, in 1960. She went to work for AT&T and retired as a supervisor after 30 years.
In 1980, she and her husband moved to Grass Valley. She was active in St. Patrick’s Parish Young Ladies Institute and the Catholic Ladies Relief Society. She was a passionate bridge player and enjoyed traveling with her husband and friends in Italy, England and Ireland.
She is survived by nephews Owen A. Kenny Jr. of Willits and Steven A. Kenny of Sonoma; nieces Leslie Estes (Bob) of Napa and Lynn Griffith (Mark) of Cottonwood; seven great-nieces and four great-nephews.
Florence was predeceased by her husband, Herbert De Cosse, and brothers Owen and Thomas.
Florence and Herb had no children.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to a Hospice of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary