Obituary of Juliana Locatelli Boccone
Juliana Q. Locatelli Boccone died peacefully and comfortably at home on January 15, 2019 after a brief struggle with leukemia with her dog Nuggins and family at her side.
Juliana was born in Lucca, Italy and immigrated to the U.S. with her mother and brothers in 1937. Her father had arrived several years earlier and established a ranch in Davenport, where they all lived and worked. She attended Davenport Landing Agua Puerca Elementary School and then graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1946. She met and married Fiorindo Locatelli in 1949. They were married for 58 beautiful years. Juliana was a bookkeeper for Santa Cruz Lumber until 1960 when she retired to raise her family. She was a very devoted wife and mother who loved to entertain, play cards, in particular Pedro, and dance. If music was playing she was dancing, especially the Polka. She was very active in the Italian Catholic Federation Branch 21 Santa Cruz and held many positions, including President and District President. She loved to travel and her refrigerator is covered with souvenir magnets from all the places she visited. She loved her family and was so proud of the legacy she is leaving. She told us to live a good life, be kind to everyone, love each other, and most importantly to have fun!
After her husband died, she met and later married Charles Boccone, who has been a wonderful companion for her. They traveled extensively also, including a thirty day cruise to China.
Juliana is survived by her husband Charles Boccone, her son Lee Locatelli and her daughter Lynda Lofvendahl (Rick). She is also survived by three granddaughters, Kristen Lutz (Larry), Stacy Good (Mike) and Beth Olivieri (A.J.) as well as three great grandchildren, Alyssa, Jacob and Henry Good.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Fiorindo Locatelli, her parents Alessandro and Pia Quilici, and her brothers Mario and Julio Quilici.
Juliana’s family would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to her dear friend and caregiver, Rosa Valdez, for her love, gentleness and compassion in caring for her. We would also like to thank Hospice for their kindness and support during this difficult time.
At Juliana’s request, her services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Santa Cruz County, 940 Disc Dr., Scotts Valley, Ca 95066 or the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, Ca 95060.