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Nunzia Varni

Nunzia Mary Varni, born July 5, 1924, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on September 28, 2016 at the age of 92. Lovingly called "Nancy", she was born in Livingston, California to Gaetano and Maria Vizziello. She married the love of her life, Louie Varni, on April 29, 1950, and moved to Merced where she worked for Bank of America for many years before moving to Sacramento in 1960 and then to Davis in 1972. She worked as a legal secretary for the law firm of MacDonald & Teranishi in Dixon and retired in 1988.

She dearly loved her family and friends and touched everyone she met with her compassionate and loving spirit. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Louie, her 3 daughters, Mary Louise DeSaussure (Jeff), Joanne Chiles (Joe) and Virginia Ratto (Paul), her 5 grandchildren, Daniel, Sarah, Sean, Kristin & Jessica and her great grandson Wendell.

She enjoyed cooking, gardening, fishing, ceramics and most of all her family who filled her life with joy and to whom she was completely devoted. She was a very hard-working and energetic person with a happy and nurturing disposition and embraced her Italian heritage and Catholic faith. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A viewing will be held Tuesday, October 4, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 116 "D" Street, Davis, CA 95616. A funeral service will be held at the same location on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. Private reception to follow.

Previous Events

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home - Davis

116 D Street
Davis, CA 95616

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
11:30 AM
Smith Funeral Home - Davis

116 D Street
Davis, CA 95616

Cemetery Details


Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery

5810 Midway Road
Dixon, CA 95620

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So sorry for your families loss but now she is with her sister Ester, my Dad Harold, and other family members and friends that have gone before her. Mom and I just found out from her cousin Rosie that Nunzia had passed away. You are in our prayers and sending our love. Rose and Ann DePalma

ROSE DEPALMA Oct 16 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry to see this news. Sending loving thoughts to you all. Christiansen Family

Donna Marqua Oct 7 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of you Moms passing Joanne. No doubt she journeyed to heaven in the arms of Jesus. Prayers for you and your family at this time.

Teresa Gyorke Oct 7 2016 12:00 AM

To the Varni family. I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I remember her as a very sweet , kind lady And a great mom and wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these tough times. Love you all. Dave McNeil.

Dave McNeil Oct 5 2016 12:00 AM