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In Memory of

Frankie Mae Spinella

May 31, 1921 - November 17, 2016

Obituary


Our beloved Frankie M. Spinella passed peacefully on November 17, 2016 at the age of 95 1/2 in Sacramento, California. She lived an extraordinary life. She was born in Seminole, Oklahoma on May 31,1921. She graduated from Varnum High School, in Seminole, Oklahoma. She played on the basketball team, and she was in the band playing the clarinet. She met her husband Tom during the war, and they were married for 56 years. They made their life together in Sacramento, California. They had 3 children, Diane Vonderheide, Los Angeles. At peace with Frankie is her...

Our beloved Frankie M. Spinella passed peacefully on November 17, 2016 at the age of 95 1/2 in Sacramento, California. She lived an extraordinary life. She was born in Seminole, Oklahoma on May 31,1921. She graduated from Varnum High School, in Seminole, Oklahoma. She played on the basketball team, and she was in the band playing the clarinet. She met her husband Tom during the war, and they were married for 56 years. They made their life together in Sacramento, California. They had 3 children, Diane Vonderheide, Los Angeles. At peace with Frankie is her loving Son in Law, Tom Vonderheide. Tommie Jean Spinella Heer, (Albert), Son in Law, Elk Grove. Arthur T. Spinella, (Jannelle), Daughter in Law, Sacramento. Grandchildren, Joseph Spinella, (Danielle), Elk Grove. Anthony Spinella, Sacramento. Loving Sister, Sammy Muse, Springfield, Oregon. Many family and friends.

Frankie was preceded in death by her loving husband Tom Spinella of 56 years. Parents, Frank Ketchum and Macie Ketchum. Brother, Bud Ketchum. Sister, Helen Owens, Nephew, Scott Muse. Many Brother in Laws, Sister in Laws, Nieces and Nephews.

In 1962, together, Tom and Frankie started their business, Tom's Equipment Rentals. In 1973, together, they started T & S Construction Co., Inc. Frankie continued to work at both businesses up until July of 2015. Frankie and Tom were a part of the Greatest Generation. They were both gracious and generous from their hearts.

Her greatest love was her family. She cherished working with her family. Her passions were cooking great meals and there was always enough for anyone that would just drop in. She loved canning, crocheting, quilting, reading, listening to Country Western Music, sewing clothes for family and friends.

Many thanks for all of you that cared for our mother. She loved you all. Our mother is not only ours, she was a mother to many. Our special thanks and love to everyone at Eskaton Greenhaven, you are special angels, and Frankie loved you all dearly. We will miss her deeply and forever.

Services at Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home, 5401 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819 on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.
Visitation: 5-7 p.m and Rosary at 7:00 p.m.
Mass at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 1333 58th St., Sacramento, CA 95819 on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
A Reception to follow the Mass at Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento, CA. 95825. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, consider the Sacramento Food Bank, 3333 3rd Ave., Sacramento, California 95817 916-456-1980.