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Mary Cortese Beffa

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Mary C. Beffa, long time Half Moon Bay resident, passed away peacefully July 13, 2012, at home. Mary was born December 2, 1920 in Weed, California. Her parents, Mary and Sam Cortese, had both immigrated to California from Calabria, Italy.
Mary graduated from Shasta High School, attended Holy Name University and later taught Third Grade at St. Gregory's in San Mateo for many years. Mary was very active in the HMB community, in particular, a volunteer at Senior Coastsiders.
Mary's first husband, Fred Simonetta, passed away in January 1977. In August 1977, Mary and Clyde Beffa were married and later moved to HMB. Clyde passed away in February 2000.
Mary is survived by her son, Paul Simonetta and his family, her brother, Frank Cortese and her son-in-law, Dan Ahern. Mary's daughter, Santina Ahern, passed away in 2008.