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Tuesday September 17th, 2019

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Mary De La Mora

Mary De La Mora was born on August 15, 1932 in Montreal, Wisconsin.  She passed away on the morning of September 11, 2019.

Mary graduated from the Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Milwaukee, WI.  She was a career registered nurse who loved nursing and worked in many different hospitals.  Her nursing career began in Southview Isolation Hospital in Milwaukee before she moved to California.

She was employed at the following San Francisco Hospitals:  Children’s Hospital, Laguna Honda, the Veteran’s Administration, and St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Mary was married in 1959 to Gilbert J. De La Mora at St. Brendan Church in San Francisco.  In 2013 Mary and Gilbert moved to Davis, CA.  Mary is survived by her sons Kevin, Thomas and John and their families including four grandchildren.  Kevin and his wife Terri have two children:  daughter Nicole Williamson (Steve), and son LT Brian De La Mora, US Navy.  Thomas and his wife Sally have two daughters:  LT Shelby Gillis, US Navy (Luke), and Kelly De La Mora.

She was a Eucharistic Minister and a lector at St. Brendan Church, and was an avid long distance and marathon runner.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Gilbert J. De La Mora, her parents Clarence and Florence Canney of Montreal, WI, her sisters Marjorie Barry, Kay Hooseman, Barbara Cirimele, and brother William Canney.  Mary is survived by sister Eileen Ponte (W. Kingston, RI).

Her family would like to thank the caregivers at Atria Covell Gardens for their loving care.  A funeral service will be held at St. James Church in Davis on September 17 at 10 AM, with private internment at a later date.

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Such a beautiful person with a wonderful spirit! Love you, and Gilbert! Thank you for the moments we had together! To family,,, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Peace.

Diane Peters Sep 20 2019 12:00 AM

Im grateful for the opportunity to meet your mom. When I visited my (late) mom, Betty Edwards, I enjoyed getting to know your mom over meals in the dining room at Atria. As a fellow former resident of San Francisco, she enjoyed talking about her years living in the City. My mom also considered Mary to be a good friend. Prayers for your hearts.

Marianne Mansfield Sep 17 2019 12:00 AM

I met Mary in Benefsha's fitness class in the early 2000's. She was a great fitness role model and a very sweet woman. I'm Iucky I knew her even if only for a few short years. My sincere condolences to her family.

Stefanie Arthur Sep 16 2019 12:00 AM

My wonderful mother-in-law you were so wonderful to me these last 27 years; I was so lucky to also call you friend; John and I are eternally grateful for your love, kindness and support all these years. John and I talked about how we are certain that Sophie met you when you entered heaven with a wagging tail, lots of puppy kisses and cuddles for her grandma. God bless you sweet Mary. Rest in peace dearest mother in law. I love you eternally.

Tracy S De La Mora Sep 16 2019 12:00 AM

Mary was a lovely person. We missed her and Gil when they moved from San Francisco. Our sincere condolences to her family.

Julie and John Hughes Sep 15 2019 12:00 AM