2013 December 18

Carmen Ponce Sforzini

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Carmen sells soup as Miss Rancho at the World's Fair

Carmen sells soup as Miss Rancho at the World’s Fair

Carmen was born in 1919 in Santa Clara as a first-generation Spanish-American.  She met her future spouse, Harry Peter Sforzini (a first-generation Italian-American, born in 1916), at Fremont Union High School in Cupertino, CA. This high school is still standing and looking as lovely as it did all those many years ago.

Harry courted Carmen for seven years, and at the age of 21, Carmen married Harry on May 11, 1941. They shared a wonderful and loving life together until Harry’s death in 2010 at age 93. Carmen herself recently passed away in December 2013 at the age of 94.

The couple had two daughters: Sharon, who now lives in Bethesda, Maryland, and Charlotte, who lives locally in Alamo. Carmen's daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren remember their “Mamacita” with love.

 

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