Fernanda Marie Vaiani, 91, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away December 26, 2011 at her home in Galveston.
Fernanda was born March 14, 1920 in San Giovanni Alla Vena, Italy and moved to Galveston Island at the age of five. She graduated from Ball High School. Fernanda was a volunteer for UTMB, Ursuline Academy, O’Connell High School, The Art League, and loved playing bridge with her bridge clubs.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Josephine Novelli and Albert Battaglia; her beloved husband, Alfredo Vaiani; sister-in-law, Luisa Vaiani; and brother-in-law, Alvaro Vaiani. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Schweitzer, and husband, Jim; granddaughter, Holly Daigle, and husband, Jon; grandsons, Timothy and Andrew Schweitzer; granddaughter, Catherine Orr, and husband, Micah; and great granddaughter, Charlotte Orr.
Fernanda’s family will receive visitors from 12:00 to 1:00 pm Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Funeral service will immediately follow the visitation beginning at 1:00 pm with Father E. J. Stein, OFM, officiating. Interment will follow the service at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas.
Pallbearers are Micah Orr, Jonathan Daigle, Timothy Schweitzer, Andrew Schweitzer, Archie Panfilli, and Ken Diestler. Honorary pallbearer is Ross Novelli.
Memorials may be made to the Ball High School Student Council, 4115 Avenue O, Galveston, TX 77550.