Virginia S Paoloni

    Born: July 1, 1934

   Entered into Rest: May 9, 2011


Virginia (Gallegos, Martinez) Paoloni entered the kingdom of heaven on Monday, May 9, 2011. Born July 1, 1934, in McKinley County, NM, Virginia started working almost as soon as she could walk.  From tending to her younger siblings to working in fields and factories, she was never not working.  In 1992  she retired from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.  Virginia was an avid gardener, admiring roses in particular.  She enjoyed travel, whether it was an exotic trip to Tahiti or day trip to the beach.  Most of all, she loved her family, and was often heard commenting on how wonderful it was when the next generations would get together.  She was always up for a trip to Reno or Thunder Valley, and delighted in challenging her sons to cut-throat games of Shang-Hai, especially since she usually won.

Preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Josie, and sisters Flora and Martha, Virginia is survived by her sons Mario Paoloni, Armand (Lisa) Paoloni, and Dale (Barbara) Paoloni, grandchildren Melissa, Justin, Reid, Lyndsey, Sarah, Victoria, Manuel, and Freddy, and great-granddaughter, Isabel, as well as brothers Sam (Becky) Gallegos, James (Olita) Gallegos, and sisters Mary Cisneros, Lucy Spahn, Jenny (Lionel) Flores, and Olivia Chavez, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.  

A memorial service will take place at Southside Community Church, 8890 Gerber Road, Sacramento, CA 95828 on Saturday, June 4, at 2:00 p.m.


3 Comments to “Virginia S Paoloni”

  1. There’s not much more that I can add to Dale’s wonderful tribute to Mom except that I loved her very much, I miss her already but I know she’s in Heaven now, probably playing cards with Aunt Mardie.

  2. I love the way you told the story of my sister life. Your word were beautiful. May God be with you and your family during this time of loss.

    She was awesome! She kept Lionel and I laughing. Hearing her laugh made us laugh. Coming to Sacramento was a blessing.

    She was always lifting Lionel and I up. She was always talking good about her kids and her grand-kids. She was always lifting them up; she loved them very much.

    We love you very much Virginia you will be greatly missed. However, you will always be in our heart and mind. We know “You will not be afraid when you lie down. When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet” Proverbs 3:24

  3. Our most sincere condolences to the Paoloni family and friends of Virginia.

    Dan and Leigh Linebarger

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