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Ann Cendali

Birth Date: January 27, 1936
Death Date: October 16, 2016

Ann Cendali Age: 80 years Born January 27, 1936 On October 16, 2016 at 12:15pm, Ann went to her Heavenly Father and her beloved husband Benny. Ann was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. Just after her 18th birthday she enlisted in the Marine Corp. After her first tour, she reenlisted and was stationed in San Diego. Only being in town for a month she visited an Italian Restaurant, Benny’s Spaghetti on 1st and Broadway. There she met her future husband Benny. They were only married 14 years when his life was cut short by a heart attack. She was a young mother of three children. Ann worked a couple different jobs until she found her favorite. She retired from the Automobile Club of Southern California as a dispatcher for Emergency Roadside Services. Ann was a parishioner at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church where she served many years as an usher. Ann was a diehard Super Chargers and Padres fan. Ann is survived by her brother Jimmy Forbes (Venita), sisters Pat Miles and Dot Sawyer. Daughters Tina Harris (Hunt), Terri Cendali, Son Benný Cendali II (Connie). Grandchildren, Benny Cendali III, Shelby Cendali and Armando Cendali. Bonus Grandchildren Boyd Harris (Robin), Elizabeth Harris, Angela Blanchard (Nick), Sean Evans. Great-Grandchildren Jack Harris, Daniella Harris and Elaina Blanchard. Several nieces and nephews in California and North Carolina. A Rosary will take place Friday, October 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm and a Funeral Mass on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 1:30pm. Both service will be held at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church 4124 Mount Abraham Ave., San Diego, 92117. Following the funeral, Interment will take place at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum 4470 Hilltop Dr., San Diego, 92102.

October 21, 2016
6:00 pm
St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church
4124 Mt. Abraham Avenue San Diego, CA 92111
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Funeral Mass
October 22, 2016
1:30 pm
St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church
4124 Mt. Abraham Avenue San Diego, CA 92111
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Place of Rest
October 22, 2016
2:00 pm
Holy Cross Cemetery
4470 Hilltop Drive San Diego, CA 92102
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  1. Mrs. Cendali raised three loving and caring children. Terri, my dear friend, and her brother and sister idolized their Mom and for good reasons. She was always happy and welcoming when I would visit her home. She will be greatly missed, but she is in heaven and that is for sure!

  2. The memory I would like to share is that no matter when I was in her presence, I felt loved, welcomed, and respected. Not very many people in this world always make you feel wanted and loved every time you are with them. She was funny, kind, and real no matter what life was sending her way. She was a special spirit and we are all lucky to have known her. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
    Sending love and prayers,
    Rachel Cruz and family

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