Fedele Carlo Bozzo, of Gridley was born February 25, 1920 in Gilroy, California. He died peacefully on March 26, 2013 at the Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital.
His family moved to the Manzanita area of Gridley in 1932. He attended Manzanita Elementary School and graduated from Gridley High School in 1940. Fedele farmed his entire life. During his 70 year career he raised dried beans, prunes, walnuts, cling peaches and kiwifruit. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Butte County Farm Bureau, and the National Rifle Association.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Beulah; children, Dan Bozzo and wife Ann, of Gridley, Joe Bozzo and wife Helen, of Yuba City, Virginia Bass and husband Henry, of Yuba City, and Irene Patane, of Yuba City; and 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Fedele was preceded in death by his sisters Mary Hughes and Sara Amato, and his brother Paul Bozzo.
A Rosary will be held at 6 p.m., on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Gridley. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Avram Brown Officiating. Burial will be at Gridley Biggs Cemetery in Gridley.
Memorial contributions can be made to Sacred Heart Food Closet c/o Sacred Heart Catholic Church.