Loretta Mae Curci (5/27/38 – 12/8/10) – Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend to many has completed an exemplary life on earth and now enters the paradise of Heaven in the welcoming arms of Jesus Christ. Loretta Mae Rhodes was born May 27, 1938 in Alhambra , California, and comfortably passed away on a sunny afternoon while at home with her loved ones by her side.
She will be remembered for her compassionate nature and her warm and enduring smile. Her love for her husband grew throughout their wonderful marriage of 52 years…she often described him as “my knight in shining armor” and said “if I had the chance to do it all over, I would run to the altar to marry Bob again!”. The love and extremely close relationship she had with her daughter knew no limits; they were truly the best of friends. She will be remembered by her son as a mom that loved him deeply and unconditionally, and supported him with all her heart. Loretta was the ever-present, always helpful, and supportive mother to her children and their families. Many rough roads in life were crossed with safe passage because of her untiring and selfless support. The kind-hearted nature and creativity of Loretta can be seen in each of her grandchildren. Her passion for arts and crafts was channeled into her oil paintings, jeweled miniature Christmas tree decorations, and a treasure of memorabilia that will be cherished forever. If you knew Loretta, then you knew she loved her precious doggies and treated them like royalty.
Loretta is survived by her adoring husband, Bob, and her faithful children Doreen & Dean Chandler, and Dean & Gina Curci, along with their families. Loretta will be a protective angel as she watches over her precious grandchildren: Brooke, Weston, Hayley, Chloe, Landon, and Sawyer. We will miss her more than words can express, and we will cherish her memory and all the love she gave us.
A private memorial service will be held for immediate family members on December 16, 2010.