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Eugenia Aroma Pellizzon

May 9, 1927 - June 26, 2014
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World Loses An Amazing Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Friend Eugenia Aroma Pellizzon Leaves Legacy of Love, Laughter and Joy Mission Viejo, CA - The world lost one of its best last Thursday. Eugenia Aroma Pellizzon (nee Brutocao) passed away after 87 years sharing her love of life with family, friends and the world at large. Rosary services will be held at Pacific View Memorial Park in Newport Beach July 2 at 7pm; St. Timothy's Catholic Church in Laguna Niguel will host her funeral Thursday July 3 at 11am. After internment back at Pacific View, close friends and extended family are welcomed to join a reception at the Island...
World Loses An Amazing Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Friend

Eugenia Aroma Pellizzon Leaves Legacy of Love, Laughter and Joy

Mission Viejo, CA - The world lost one of its best last Thursday. Eugenia Aroma Pellizzon (nee Brutocao) passed away after 87 years sharing her love of life with family, friends and the world at large. Rosary services will be held at Pacific View Memorial Park in Newport Beach July 2 at 7pm; St. Timothy's Catholic Church in Laguna Niguel will host her funeral Thursday July 3 at 11am. After internment back at Pacific View, close friends and extended family are welcomed to join a reception at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.

Born in Canada as the youngest of 7 in an Italian family, Gene started married life in Southern California (specifically West Covina) in the early 50's. She led the hectic but joyful life of a caring and committed mother to 6 children and a savvy business partner to husband Norman. And she was a great cook. If you have a hankering for fettuccini Alfredo (homemade starting with the noodles), risotto, peach pie, tortellini, chocolate chip cookies or cinnamon rolls, then Gene was your kind of chef.

Even as her 6 kids grew, Gene took on volunteer jobs including joining and later presiding over the San Gabriel Valley League of Woman Voters. So successful was she at rallying that group, she was eventually appointed Finance Secretary for the statewide organization. She also tutored for adult literacy; she believed in education and loved seeing people's lives blossom as they learned to read. She did once volunteer to teach catechism (Sunday school for Catholics) but the nuns told her never to come back after several weeks when she dared to tell the kids that the Last Supper was a Passover meal (which in fact it was).

Several years ago, she and Norman left the San Gabriel Valley for sunnier, retired days in Orange County, CA. It may be an exaggeration to say she was the sole member of the Orange County Woman's Democrat Club but as some would say, "only a slight one." In her new neighborhoods and communities, she was called upon multiple times to organize special groups, which she usually did with a smile.

But Gene was more than a kind-hearted, joyful and active mother and wife. She could be both feisty and stubborn - those were critical to her "never give up" attitude and grit she was known for. She could inspire nearly anyone to action. She was also constantly learning by taking classes to improve herself or by traveling to faraway lands. These included China (in the 1980's when hardly anyone had been there), Egypt, Moscow, and dozens more, all with the goal that she could meet new kinds of people to learn about.

Always deeply faithful and undoubtedly one of the most optimistic people ever (really), Gene is now surely reunited with her grandson Michael and granddaughter Rachel along with her mother, father and 5 of her brothers and sisters. She leaves behind her loving husband of nearly 62 years, her 5 deeply sad sons, 1 distraught daughter, 5 mourning daughters in law, 1 bereaved son in law, 12 grieving grandchildren, 1 sister, dozens of nieces and nephews, and countless friends and well-wishers.

May all who knew her pause to celebrate the life and love of a truly special woman.

Arrangements under the direction of Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary FD1176, Corona Del Mar, CA.

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