Lives Lived: Concetta Foti |

Lives Lived: Concetta Foti

Concetta “Connie” Foti died March 27.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 5, at New Auburn Cemetery, 1040 Collins Drive, Auburn.

She was born May 19, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York, the seventh of 10 children born to proud Sicilian immigrants Giacomo and Maria Bonanno.

She married Dominick Foti on June 14, 1941, and they had two children: John Foti, known throughout the Sierra foothills for his Forest Pools creations, and former Grass Valley Mayor Linda Stevens.

Mrs. Foti worked as a seamstress in her youth and was often called “Park Avenue” because she was so beautiful and knew how to “dress to the nines.”

Those who knew her will miss her incredible pasta sauce and how her face would light up when she saw her loved ones.

She was fiercely proud of both of her children, and she was the best mother they could have ever hoped for. She is deeply loved and already is greatly missed.

Mrs. Foti also leaves behind two daughters-in-law: Roxanne Foti and Susan Healy-Harman; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by all but one sibling.

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