Patrina Wrobel was born on her parent's farm in the Franklin are of Merced on May 11, 1919. She passed away May 11, 2014 in Sacramento, CA on her 95th birthday.
As a child, Patrina worked alongside her parents and siblings in their tomato fields. Later she worked as a cafeteria cook for Merced City School District. She was active in her community as a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, Atwater AARP and the Merced & Winton Seniors.
She enjoyed exercising and always made it a point to take care of herself. She was an avid walker well into her 80's.
Patrina traveled many places with her husband during their retirement. Their trips took them to England, France, Italy, Sicily, Switzerland, Greece and extensively through the United States and Canada. On one of her favorite trips she also was accompanied by her sister Mary. They went to their parent's hometown in Sicily and saw the house their mother grew up in. They also saw the church their parents were married in.
Patrina was preceded in death by parents, Guiseppe (Joe) and Josephine Ferranti; son, James Wrobel; brothers, Tony, Joe and Jim Ferranti; and sisters, Louise Foote and Mary Walker.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 68 years, Raymond Wrobel; 2 grandsons; many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.
The family held private services for Patrina. Anyone wishing to honor Patrina's life is encouraged to make a donation to a charity of their choice.
Arrangements under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, Merced, CA.