Norma Banchi passed February 28, 2017 with family at her side. Born November 4, 1924, in San Francisco to Fausto and Catterina Conte. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Gunnar Sande; adored grandchildren Blair (Marybeth) and Morgan; great-grandchildren Taylor and Dillon; sister and brother-in-law Eva and Victor Pardini; along with a large and very close extended family. Norma was predeceased by her beloved husband Walter Banchi, her sister and brother-in-law Olga and Ambrose Bottarini. Norma and Walter were married in 1946, lived in San Francisco and later moved to Daly City. They were active in Our Lady of Mercy Parish. Norma worked for over 20 years in the Jefferson Elementary School District as a principal’s secretary.
In 1976, they moved to Santa Rosa where Norma enjoyed golf, bridge, traveling, and the company of many friends. Norma was a member of Star of the Valley Parish and active in the Women’s club where she enjoyed helping with the organization of charitable luncheons and fashion shows. Her presence in our family will be greatly missed and she will always hold a special place in our hearts. A special thank you to the wonderful staff and caregivers at Brookdale Fountaingrove and Sutter Home Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sutter Care at Home Hospice. A celebration of life will be planned for a future date.