Obituary of Darlene Marie Monciardini |

Obituary of Darlene Marie Monciardini

Darlene Monciardini

Darlene Marie Monciardini of Lake Wildwood passed away earlier this year after a long struggle with alzheimer’s disease. She was 78.

Darlene was born to the late Velo and Mary Miller in 1936. She was the oldest of five children, growing up on the family farm in North Dakota with her four younger brothers.

Darlene headed to Eureka, California, in 1954, relocating to San Jose, California in 1958. She married Leo Monciardini in 1973 and continued to live in the Bay Area until they built their dream house in Lake Wildwood in 1982.

Darlene, with her sparkling personality and strong work ethic, became the first ever female branch manager for Crocker Bank and later became a top producer in real estate for several years in Lake Wildwood.

Darlene had boundless energy and zest for life, a great sense of humor, loved people, travel, the outdoors, fishing, boating, camping and golf.

She was a devoted and energetic wife and mother, always finding time to take the family fishing, camping and on numerous adventures. She constructed incredible Halloween costumes, created amazing birthday cakes, and loved to decorate her party boat each year for Christmas and the annual 4th of July boat parade.

As a grandmother, she relished having all the kids up to the lake for “Camp Monciardini” every summer.

Darlene is survived by her husband of 42 years, Leo Monciardini, her two sons, two step-sons, and seven grandchildren

Private services were held earlier this year.

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