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Sylvia Josephine Di Vecchio

Obituary for Sylvia Josephine Di Vecchio

January 3, 1933 - July 24, 2021
HALF MOON BAY, California | Age 88


Sylvia J. DiVecchio, beloved mother and sister, aunt to many, passed away peacefully on July 24th, 2021 at home surrounded by family.
Sylvia was born to Italian immigrants Nicola and Pia Campinotti, who came to Pescadero, California and started farming, bringing their two eldest children. Sylvia and her twin Elda came along shortly. After her parents died, Sylvia and her eldest siblings Edward Campinotti and Lena Bandini continued with the family business and ran it for over 50 years, known as P. Campinotti & Co. They retired the farming business in 1998.
Sylvia married and had 2 children, Joseph and 2 years later, a daughter Nicholette. She was an active member in an array of organizations, including the California Women's Farming Association, Sons of Italy, the San Mateo County Farm Bureau, and Native Daughters of the Golden West. She was an enthusiastic traveler to foreign destinations which included Asia, Europe, South America, and throughout the US. There were also frequent visits to Italy and France to stay connected with her European family, and she traveled to Brazil and Amsterdam to expand her knowledge of farming techniques. She was fluent in Italian and Spanish.
Sylvia loved to practice her famous cooking skills to create a focus for social and family gatherings. Biscotti and Italian swiss chard tortas were her specialty as family, friends, and neighbors could attest to. She stayed in touch with near and distant relatives, and always worked hard to keep the farm competitive. Her sister Lena was responsible for the artichokes and she managed the flowers. Sylvia had a passion for dogs, the card game Pedro, and had strong opinions she wasn't afraid to share. She was always willing to help others, in word and deed.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimers Association are appreciated.
Thanks are due to Sutter Health Hospice Services for their assistance in Sylvia's last days.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 5th.
- Mass at Our Lady of the Pillar Church at 10 o'clock in Half Moon Bay (400 Church St, Half Moon Bay)
- Internment at the Italian Cemetery in Colma, CA (540 F St, Colma)
- Reception at the Elks Club in South San Francisco (920 Stonegate Dr, South San Francisco)
Silvia is survived by her twin sister Elda, her son Joe (and his wife Eva), daughter Nyki, granddaughter Bianca, and many nieces, nephews and grands. She will also be missed by her devoted caretaker Tupou Wolfgramm.

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