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.