Palm Memorial - Worden Chapel

140 South 6th Street, Chowchilla, CA


Mary Eleanor Reeves

February 6, 1928July 29, 2020

Mary Eleanor Reeves was born in El Nido, California on February 6, 1928 to Frank and Eva Frontella. She Passed away on July 29, 2020 in Chowchilla, California. Mary was a graduate of Chowchilla High School in 1947. She worked in the restaurant industry until she was 80 years old. She was a waitress at Farnessi’s for years, worked at Fast Eddies, Corsaro’s, and other restaurants in Chowchilla. Mary is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Eva Frontella, brother Frank Frontella, sister Eva Ryals, and her son Otto Zurilgen. She is survived by her sons: John Zurilgen, Walter Zurilgen, Teddy Zurilgen, Anthony Zurilgen, Daughters: Madeline Davis, Renee Marsh, Christina Reeves, Tyna Carloss, Shannon Musick, 50 grandchildren, 69 great grandchildren, and 12 great great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Columba Catholic Church. Anyone attending the services are asked to wear a mask and use social distancing. Due to Covid-19 the burial will be held privately for the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Valley Regional Hospice, 6311 North Fresno Street Suite 102, Fresno, California 93710


  • Frank Frontella, Father (deceased)
  • Eva Frontella, Mother (deceased)
  • Otto Zurilgen, Son (deceased)
  • Frank Frontella, Brother (deceased)
  • Eva Ryals, Sister (deceased)
  • Madeline Davis, Daughter
  • Renee Marsh, Daughter
  • Christina Reeves, Daughter
  • Tyna Carloss, Daughter
  • Shannon Musick, Daughter
  • John Zurilgen, Son
  • Walter Zurilgen, Son
  • Teddy Zurilgen, Son
  • Anthony Zurilgen, Son
  • 50, Grandchildren
  • 69, Great Grandchildren
  • 12, Great Great Grandchildren

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  • Funeral Service

    Monday, August 3, 2020


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Sylvia Gutierrez-Laughman

August 4, 2020

I will always remember Mrs Reeves for her ready smile. She always had a nice word to share with everyone and her kindness showed in her eyes as she smiled at you. I remember every time I met her out and about we gave each other a hug and it warms my heart now to think of those times. Rest easy dear lady. . .

Theresa Mosbergen

August 3, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family. Mary was a wonderful friend and co worker. I cherish the memories of working with her at Farnesi's Restruant. She was always smiling !!! Heaven has a beautiful angel !!

Kathleen Gregory Wilson

August 1, 2020

Love and prayers to the Zuriligen family. We adored Mary. She was a good woman and mother. Loved having her wait on us at Farnesi's. I was in Tyna's class. Kathleen


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