Lucille Ann Kisling
March 30, 1928 – September 1, 2019
Lucille (Garofoli) Kisling was the fourth of five children born to Italian immigrant parents Lucrezia and Sergio Garofoli. Lucille graduated from High School mid-term of her senior year and immediately started work in a Title Company. She married Russell Kisling in 1950 and they embarked on a career in farming and agribusiness. She enjoyed growing fruit trees and vegetables in the garden and was a gifted seamstress who frequently sewed garments for her family. Lucille also dabbled in entrepreneurial pursuits such as growing, arranging and selling flowers, selling toys and selling fireworks.
Lucille was avidly interested in current events, especially politics. She enjoyed watching almost all sporting events; football, baseball, bowling, golf, but her favorite sporting event was ice skating, because as a young woman she loved to ice skate. Her favorite vacation spot was anywhere near the ocean – Cayucos and Carmel in particular.
Lucille was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Russell. She is survived by her children Jeff, Priscilla and Brian, daughter-in-law Jessica, and three grandchildren Kristina, George and Giulianna.
Visitation will starting at 3:00 pm and followed by a rosary at 7:00 pm, Lisle Funeral Home, 1605 "L" Street, Fresno CA 93721.
A funeral mass will occur Friday, September 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm at St. Therese Catholic Church, 855 E. Floradora Ave., Fresno, CA., 93728. Interment will follow at Fresno Memorial Gardens, 175 S. Cornelia Ave, Fresno, California 93706. Donations may be made to Nazareth House Fresno.
- Robert Couch
- Christopher Kisling
- Robert Rood
- Clint Sorensen
- Nick Sorensen
- James Vived
- Russell Couch, Honorary Bearer
- Donald Kisling, Honorary Bearer
- Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
- Reciation of the Holy Rosary Thursday, September 5, 2019
- Funeral Mass Friday, September 6, 2019
Lucille Ann Kisling
September 4, 2019