OLGA (DEFAVERI/BORDIGIONI) GAMMON
August 24, 1930 – October 4, 2012
Frank Sinatra's timeless ballad, "My Way" was how our beloved mother, grandmother and friend lived her life.
Olga Lydia Gammon passed away peacefully among the love of her family on 10/4/2012 on a beautiful early fall day. She was born 8/24/1930 to Italian immigrants, Adolfo and Lucia DeFaveri in Detroit, Michigan, but soon moved to the Bronx and Queens, New York. She was always a New Yorker at heart and in attitude throughout her life even though she left the big apple in 1963.
She later lived her life in Las Vegas, NV, Bullhead City, AZ, Reno, NV, Sonoma, CA and ended worldly journey in Auburn, California.
Olga was ahead of her time in many ways, traveling the world, owning a successful business and providing for herself before it became culturally normal. She was a gifted cook especially with Northern Italian cuisine and made possibly the best pies the world has ever known. Olga had a great zest for life, a beautiful smile and an adventuresome spirit.
Olga loved and embraced life and was a devoted mother and grandmother, her passing leaves a huge hole in all our hearts.
She is survived by sons Ronald (Boulder City, NV), Thomas (Reno, NV and Meadow Vista, CA), Dean (Kenwood, CA), and the daughter she had but was legally her daughter in law, Janice. She had 5 beautiful grandchildren; Kimberly (San Francisco, CA), Christopher (Reno, NV), Michael (Burbank, CA), Jacob (Denver, CO), Anni (Kenwood, CA) plus one that's on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two husbands, Vincenzo Bordigioni and Wayne Gammon, and her best friend and companion, her dog Lilly of 18 years.
A viewing will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11am at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 11600 Atwood Road, Auburn, CA followed by a funeral mass at 12pm. Burial will take place at Palm Downtown Cemetery, 1325 N. Main Street, Las Vegas, NV at a later date.
A celebration of life ceremony will be held from 2pm until 5pm at the home of Thomas and Janice Bordigioni, 1515 Wood Duck Ln, Meadow Vista, CA following the funeral mass. In lieu of flowers please donate to catholic charities in her name. Please sign the online guestbook at www.chapelofthehills-auburn.com.