Maria Stone |

Maria Stone

A Mass of Christian burial for Maria Serafina Stone of Grass Valley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grass Valley. Graveside services will follow at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Grass Valley. Services will be officiated by Father Larry Beck.

Ms. Stone died Friday, Sept. 24, at Hilltop Manor Convalescent Hospital in Auburn. She was 91.

She was born Jan. 9, 1913, in Premolo, Italy, to Andrea and Lucia Seghezzi. She attended a Catholic school in Bergamo, Italy and later attended the Columbus School and Mount Saint Mary’s in Grass Valley. She was fluent in Italian and English. She enjoyed playing her accordion on weekends at The New Deal on Main Street and other numerous eateries in Grass Valley. During the days she worked as a clerk in her brother’s store, The Italian American Grocery, which was located on the corner of Idaho Maryland Road and Main Street. After the attack at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, she started working as a nurse’s aide off and on until her retirement in 1977.

She is survived by her sister, Dolores Mercurio of Grass Valley; two nieces; and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Edward and Louis Seghezzi.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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