July 17, 1926 – February 8, 2020
Nilda was called home to the Lord on Saturday, February 8, 2020. She was born in Pirano, Slovenia on July 17, 1926.
Nilda was a loving and devoted Mamma and Nonna who took great joy in caring for her family, especially her cherished grandchildren, Alexander and Isabella.
Over the years, she developed a very close "gym family" that added to her enjoyment of life.
She was preceded in death by her husband Tony Visciglio and son Don Visciglio.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary Jean Visciglio, Nancy Visciglio Vernava and her husband Mark Vernava, her daughter-in-law Andrea Visciglio and her grandchildren, Alexander Visciglio and Isabella Visciglio.
Visitation will be held at Stephens & Bean Chapel on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 3:00 - 6:00pm, followed by the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00pm.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Anthony's of Padua Church on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10:00am. Interment to follow at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in her honor to Central CA Blood Center, 4343 West Herndon Ave, Fresno, 93722.
- Visitation Thursday, February 20, 2020
- A Recitation of the Holy Rosary Thursday, February 20, 2020
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 21, 2020
- Committal Service Friday, February 21, 2020
February 15, 2020
Zia Nilda was my godmother and aunt. She was a very hard-working woman. She dedicated her life to caring and cooking for her family as well as others. Her culinary skills were top notch.
My aunt was patient and passionate about giving her time and food to those in need. She often baked taralli for my aunt in hospice. She would personally deliver them and sit with her a few times a week. (Grazie Zia).
My aunt liked a good joke. Of course her favorite was when it had to do with an immediate family member. She liked it when you spoke to her in Italian. She loved you more if you ate second and third helpings of her food. But, when she made a special cake you were not to sneak it out of the fridge without permission.
One of my fondest memories of her was walking with her. She loved to walk, as do I. And she always said she could beat me.
We have walked numerous blocks in Fresno. Then she joined me at the park in Cerritos, when I needed to walk during my dads illness.
She is a good role model for women. She possessed an incredible physical and emotional endurance. She was a very active adult until just a few weeks ago. She will forever be missed.