In Memoriam : Sonia Anzilotti

Sonia Anzilotti Sonia Elida Anzilotti - age: 63
(April 30, 1952 to September 10, 2015 )
Resident of Ukiah, California

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Sonia Elida Ribeiro Anzilotti passed away on September 10, 2015 in Ukiah, CA. Sonia was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil on April 30, 1952 to Irece Ribeiro Anzilotti and Piero Giorgio Anzilotti. Sonia lived in Brasil until she moved with her family to the United States in 1960.

Her family eventually settled in Ukiah, CA where Sonia attended Yokayo Elementary, Pomolita Middle School, and graduated from Ukiah High School in 1971. In her youth Sonia enjoyed reading numerous books and French literature, swimming for the Ukiah Dolphins, helping raise animals with her mother and father on the family ranch, and spending time with her friends. Sonia was always quick to befriend the “new” person in class, and many of those friendships lasted her lifetime.

While attending college she fell in love with the radical ideas, music, and culture of that era. It was also at this time where she moved to Washington State and started her career as a librarian and, her favorite job… mother. After 10 years in Washington, she and her family moved back home to the family ranch in Talmage. She continued to surround herself with her love of books by working at the Mendocino County Library, and later for Ukiah Unified School District, where she was instrumental in the success of numerous local school libraries. Upon retiring from UUSD, Sonia began working for The Mendocino Book Company, and more recently as the librarian for St. Mary of the Angels Catholic School. Family always came first for Sonia, but her students whom she inspired to find their own passion for books, held a special place in her heart. Also during her retirement, she enjoyed her trips home to Brasil, and most recently her solo adventure to Cuba…Viva la Revolución!

Sonia is survived by her husband, Joe Crudo; daughters Aundrea Spencer (Adam) and Josie Anzilotti-Batis; grandson Bennett Spencer; step-daughter Amy Magnus; sister Dina Anzilotti; brother Alex Anzilotti (Sue); niece Isabella Anzilotti; nephew Dominic Anzilotti; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins in Brasil and Italy; and her dogs Rio and Havana.

Please join Sonia’s family for a celebration on Saturday, September 19th at 4:00pm at Jeriko Estate Winery, 12141 Hewlitt & Sturdevant Rd., Hopland, CA. Please bring a dish to share.


Deanna Farley - September 15, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
Joe, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beautiful wife. She was a lovely and special lady. I was absolutely shocked and sad. I will hold you in my heart with prayers of peace to your mind and heart. Sorry I can be at the gathering on Saturday we are heading out of town. Dee Dee Farley

Sandra Baxter - September 15, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
My heart is broken,sadness and disbelief have consumed me,I will miss you my dear friend. Save me a seat,we will see each other again❤️🐾

Donna/Norman Schlitz - September 15, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
We are so sorry for your loss. She will be sorely missed. Our condolences, prayers and hugs go out to the entire family. Sorry we will not be able to be with you all at the celebration of life for Sonia on Saturday. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love you.

Linda Pitman - September 15, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
I am extremely saddened to hear of Sonia's passing, she was a wonderful lady. I worked with her for many years at the Ukiah library, and knew her when she worked at the schools with my children. My children loves going to the school library and seeing Sonia. She was one of the happiest and kind of people I ever knew. My heart is broken for her family, I know how much she loved each and every one of you, because he spoke of you daily. RIP sweet Sonia, the world has lost an amazing person, and we will never forget you.

Tawni Gage - September 15, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
I am Saddened by the loss of my Classmate Sonia. I remember Sonia as very a beautiful young lady very classy. Always a smile and kind word. She will be missed by all that knew her. Prayers for you all.

Patricia Mitchell - September 16, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
I will miss my good friend and neighbor. What a bright light she shined in the Ukiah Valley.

Jim Hill - November 12, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
I remember Sonia's real and caring personality.. Her smile was real and her heart huge. I was saddened to learn of her passing. My regrets and deep sorrow for her family.