Anna Maria Resi Alvarado

September 04, 1941 - September 20, 2017

Anna Maria Resi Alvarado

September 04, 1941 - September 20, 2017


It is with great sadness that the family of Anna Maria “Resi” Alvarado announces her sudden and unexpected passing on September 20, 2017 at the age of 76 years old. Resi will be lovingly remembered by her ever faithful husband of 56 years, Raul. She is also survived by her sister Gabriella Quaresima, brothers Alessandro (Natalia) Boaro, Lino (Ottaviana) Boaro, Ugo (Andreina) Boaro, and Franco Boaro, all of Italy; children Margaret Starr, Rafael (Lori) Alvarado, and Giuseppe Alvarado; grandchildren Angela Grantham, Candice Hoback, Carli Alvarado, Bethany Alvarado, Cameron Alvarado, David Alvarado, Dominique Alvarado-Holden, Brennin Alvarado-Holden, and Adrianna Starr; and five great grandchildren. Resi was preceded in death by her beloved son Raul (Rudy) Alvarado Jr., and her dear sister Adalgisa Trull.

Resi was born in the Northern Italian village of Mussolente where she grew up as working hard to help her family through the post WWII recovery. At the young age of 17, she met her future American husband, Raul, who was serving in the First Missile Command at Camp Ederle in Vicenza Italy. She then immigrated to the United State and on May 5, 1961, in Fort Campbell Kentucky, she married Raul. After having two children, the family moved to Chicago Illinois where, she had two more children. A change of jobs lead the family to Bellingham WA then Ferndale WA where Resi and Raul raised their family and resided for the next 40 years. For many years Resi worked for the Ferndale School District and was known as the “lunch lady” at Vista Middle School and Ferndale High School, from where she retired.

Resi was an exceptional loving housewife and a self-sacrificing mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be remembered by her family, friends and community for her incredible generosity, extraordinary cooking, as a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, and a compassionate counselor. She loved collecting antiques, meeting people, and gathering her family for holiday meals and events.

A Funeral Mass in memory of Resi will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 5781 Hendrickson Ave, Ferndale, WA, with Fr. Francis Thumbi officiating. A reception will be held at a private location announced at the Mass. In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Resi to either St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or the Ferndale Food Bank, 1671 Main St, Ferndale, WA 98248.

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: October 6, 2017 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: St Josephs Catholic Church
  • Location: 5781 Hendrickson Avenue Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) 38-4-3651

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7 responses to Anna Maria Resi Alvarado

  1. Dawn Kemp says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Anna. She was a beautiful, loving and witty woman who made others around her feel welcomed and loved. Everyone who met her was blessed. I wish you all peace that brings you comfort during this trying time and many loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
    With love and deepest sympathy,
    Dawn Kemp

  2. Dina Johnson says:

    For anyone who wishes to donate to the Ferndale Food bank:

  3. Sending love and prayers to all of you! My heart is broken. I loved her very much. But I know she is wearing a crown of jewels and angel wings. She never hid her faith and always prayed for everyone. Sending my prayers for healing & peace. She will be missed.

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  4. I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and foundgreat comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 – “The Sovereign Lord will
    swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces.” Also at
    Revelation 21 verse 4, we find God’s promise to remove both pain and death.
    For more comfort, I turn to the website at: (Search: Comfort)

  5. We are so very sorry for your loss. Anna was clearly an amazing woman/mother. At this time of grief we send you all our love and support to help you through this difficult time. Her impact will never be forgotten by all those who she touched and loved in this lifetime. In her honor we have made a donation in her name to the Ferndale food bank.
    Your family is in our prayers and our hearts are heavy with grief at your loss.

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