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Carmen G. Toledano

December 1, 1921 July 5, 2010
Carmen G. Toledano
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Carmen G. Toledano went to be with the Lord on July 5, with her caring family by her side at her home after suffering from a long illness.Carmen G. Toledano was born on Dec. 1, 1921 in Adra, Spain to Merchant Marine Francisco Gonzales and homemaker Carlota Delgado. Carmen fell in love with the man of her dreams, Jose Maria Toledano and they were married on Feb. 18, 1950. Carmen and Jose spent the first few years of their marriage residing in the beautiful city of Adra located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. They had three beautiful daughters that meant the world to them. In 1962, Carmen and Jose decided to pack up their lives in Spain and move to the United States, where Jose was born and had always dreamed of visiting. Carmen, Jose, and their daughters, Mari Carmen age 11, Dolores age 5 and Trini age 3 arrived in the U.S. and made Vacaville, California their new home. Carmen worked for Basic Amercian Foods, the onion plant in Vacaville, for over 20 years. She loved to knit and crochet and was known for creating beautiful doilies and tapestries from memory. Carmen was a devout Catholic and her loyalty to her family stemmed from her passionate faith in God. She was a prayer warrior and could always be counted on to light a candle and intercede in prayer for her loved ones. Carmen adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to cook traditional Spanish food for them and watch their faces as they enjoyed a home cooked meal. Carmen can be best remembered for her detailed stories of her childhood in Spain and the love story of how she met her true love Jose Maria.Carmen is preceded in death by her beloved husband Jose Maria Toledano. She is survived by her cherished children; Mari Carmen, and her husband Emilio, Dolores, and her husband Timothy, and Trini, and her husband Robert. Carmen was the loving grandmother Abuela to; Loli, Trini and her husband Will, Cristina, Josephine, and her husband Freddy, and Joseph. She was the adored great-grandmother La la to five great-grandchildren; Marisa, Kekoa, Joseph, Malia, and Daniel. Carmen left an amazing impression on the lives of all who knew her and she will be missed very much.A Catholic Rosary will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. A memorial mass will begin on Thursday July 8, at 10 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers donations can be given to the American Diabetes Association.
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