Beatrice Giacalone Culmine

January 19, 1941 - July 02, 2017

Beatrice Giacalone Culmine

January 19, 1941 - July 02, 2017


Beatrice was born in Tunisia, North Africa on January 19, 1941 to Giuseppe and Catherine Giacalone. She graduated from San Pedro High School in California and later married John Culmine on August 20, 1960 in San Diego, CA. Together they had four children.

Bea loved life. Always light hearted and easy going, she enjoyed getting to know all kinds of people and was a friend to all. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and creating floral arrangements. She was loving, kind, friendly, and giving. She will be remembered for her love of her family, her friends, her love of life, how much she loved flowers, and her love for God.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Giuseppe and Catherine Giacalone; her son, Joseph Culmine; and brother-in-law, Vince Zizzo.

Survivors include her husband, John Culmine; son, Russell Culmine; grandson Joey Culmine; and great-grandson, Christian Culmine; daughter, Gracelyn George and family; daughter, Kathryn Belmont; granddaughter Kiana Belmont; and grandson, Elijah Belmont; sister, Josephine Zizzo; nephew, Louis Zizzo and his son Vincenzo; niece and husband, Gina and Joey Carini and their children Marysa and Dominic; and nephew, Anthony Zizzo; sister and brother-in-law, Rosemarie and Guy Giacalone, and their daughter and her husband Marisa and Scott Schoeppach; and the families of the Culmines, the Mercurios, and the Villanis.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 7th at 1:00pm at Greenacres Memorial Park (5700 NW Dr. Ferndale) followed by a reception at Christ Community Church (4600 Guide Meridian, Bellingham).

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: July 7, 2017 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Greenacres Memorial Park
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) -38-4-3401


  • Date & Time: July 7, 2017 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Christ Community Church
  • Location: 4600 Guide Meridian Bellingham, WA - (Get Directions)

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3 responses to Beatrice Giacalone Culmine

  1. Dear John and family, we share your loss along with the peace of knowing that Bea is now home with the Lord. We have so many good memories of her beautiful smile, her love for us and her always generous hospitality and amazing spirit. We have been truly blessed to have both of you in our lives.
    Love, Nick and Merrily

  2. Our heartfelt condolences to John, Gracelyn, Russell, Kathyrn, Roe and her numerous family and friends. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort during this difficult time. God Speed Bea!

  3. Deborah Cook says:

    I am so saddened to hear of Bea’s passing. Such a beautiful lady and I always enjoyed our times together and then when we would cross paths randomly throughout the years. My love and prayers to all of her family during this difficult time. Please take comfort knowing that she loved GOD and we will all be blessed with her presence again someday.

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