OBITUARY

Aurelio Maestrini

January 10, 1932May 28, 2018
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Aurelio Maestrini died peacefully and unexpectedly in his home with his beloved wife next to him on Memorial Day, May 28th, in Menlo Park California at the age of 86.

Aurelio is survived by his two older brothers, Tonino and Armando Maestrini of Menlo Park, California. Aurelio was born on January 10th, 1932 in Pesaro, Italy to Sergio and Angela Maestrini. He married Annunziata, a woman who lived in a nearby town in Italy. After moving to Menlo Park together, Aurelio began working for Delta Star Inc. a transformer manufacturing company, in 1966. In his free time, he loved gardening and spending time with his loved ones. He was an active member of the Italian Catholic Federation and the Italian/ American social club located in Menlo Park.

Family, friends, and others whose lives Aurelio touched are invited to a rosary at Redwood Chapel located at 847 Woodside Road, Redwood City on Wednesday, June 6th, at 7pm. A Funeral service will be officiated by Father Daniels at Saint Raymond’s Catholic Church in Menlo Park on Thursday, June 7th, at 11am, with a reception to follow. Aurelio will be buried at Alta Mesa Memorial Park located at 695 Arastradero Road in Palo Alto, where his parents are also buried. Condolences may be sent to 545 Kenwood Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

  • FAMILY

  • Mirella Davis, Daughter
  • Eric Davis, Son-in-law
  • Armando Maestrini, Brother
  • Caterina Maestrini, Sister-in-law
  • Tonino Maestrini, Brother
  • Fernando Maestrini, Nephew
  • Adreane Maestrini, Niece
  • Anna Maria Maestrini, Niece
  • Gina Maestrini, Great Niece
  • Camille Tinney, Great Gran Niece
  • Shane Tinney, Great Gran Nephew
  • Alex Guy, Great Gran Nephew
  • Anthony Maestrini, Great Gran Nephew
  • Rene Maestrini, Great Gran Niece
  • Marco Maestrini, Great Gran Nephew
  • Noelani Maestrini, Great Gran Niece
  • Madeline Tinney, Great Great Gran Gran Niece
  • Mariah Maestrini, Great Great Gran Gran Niece
  • Giavanna Maestrini, Great Great Gran Gran Niece
  • Cassidy Luna, Great Great Gran Gran Niece
  • Nina Carter, 1st Cousin
  • Adelgisa Gemignani, Cousin
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Fernando Maestrini, Pallbearer
  • Anthony Maestrini , Pallbearer
  • Marco Maestrini , Pallbearer
  • Alex Guy, Pallbearer
  • Shane Tinney, Pallbearer
  • Mario Castillo, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Rosary Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, June 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Aurelio Maestrini

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Marco Maestrini

June 6, 2018

My uncle was a sweet man. Never heard him yell or a bad thing come out of his mouth. Always was smiling. very nice man. I regret spending more time with him. R.I.P. love you zio.

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Pesaro Summer of '76!

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The Italian American Social Club in Menlo Park

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Annunziata's coworkers at Stanford

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Biography

“Seeing is believing.” For many, those words simply represent a motto. But for Aurelio Maestrini, it summarized in every way who he was. He was modest, quiet and observant, taking in everything around him and always thinking before acting. He was a realist, someone who was efficient and practical in everything he did. He was a friendly person who truly cared about those around him.

Aurelio was born on January 10, 1932 in his parents’ home in Pesaro, Italy. He was the son of Sergio and Angela Maestrini. Raised in Pesaro, Italy, he was brought up to be tolerant and trustworthy. As a child, he learned to be conscientious, responsible and punctual. These were all traits that he would carry with him throughout his life.

As a young boy, Aurelio was always aware of how others around him felt and this quality served him well. With a deep capacity to tolerate the feelings of others, Aurelio was generally able to avoid conflicts. It seemed as if Aurelio was the family member who was always working to keep stress at bay. Preferring a quiet environment where he could concentrate, Aurelio also had the ability to relate well with his family and friends. Aurelio was raised with two older brothers, Tonino and Armando Maestrini. Aurelio was constantly involved in activities with his family. Aurelio and his siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up but they deeply cared for each other and shared many life experiences over the years.

Love can’t be defined but must be experienced. That was so true for Aurelio. On April 4, 1959 Aurelio married Annunziata Castracani at La Madonna de la neve di Montevecchio of Pesaro, Italy. He was totally committed to Annunziata, Maestrini and maintained traditional ideals about marriage. It was as if Aurelio naturally sensed his spouse’s needs, and accepted those feelings unconditionally. Although Aurelio disliked conflict, he did not take flight from discord, but rather sought to preserve harmony even during the most trying times.

Aurelio was a good father to his children. He had “old fashioned” parental values and could handle typical family conflicts in a fair and calm manner. Because he trusted emotions, Aurelio was reluctant to force issues and used gentle persuasion to resolve situations. In this way he seemed to radiate an aura of warmth and caring to those around him, always thinking before acting. In addition, Aurelio was a master planner. No matter how hectic life around him might be, he seemed to know and track everyone’s schedule. Aurelio was blessed with one child, Mirella Davis.

If you gave Aurelio a deadline, he would meet it. At work, Aurelio was always on task. Without hesitation, Aurelio could adhere to any assignment and see it through to its completion. His primary occupation was an assembler of Transformers. He was employed for 42 years by Delta Stars, Inc. During that time, Aurelio excelled in working with small groups in order to complete assignments. He was able to quickly grasp concrete ideas and could organize and plan the best way to accomplish things with remarkable consistency. Aurelio was good at staying on track and was considerate in listening to what others had to say. In this way, Aurelio had a true gift for being able to come up with practical resolutions to difficult problems. He was often the team member who managed to put forth a win/win solution for all parties.

Aurelio liked to experience things first hand, in addition to simply learning about them. This quality influenced Aurelio's choice of leisure time activities. A methodical and patient worker, Aurelio preferred to set aside uninterrupted time to work on his hobbies. His favorite pursuits were gardening and spending time with his family. Aurelio was content to sit quietly alone, enjoying his hobbies all by himself and could often be found just reading about his favorite pastimes.

Due to his excellent organizational skills, Aurelio was a welcome addition to the professional and community organizations to which he belonged. Aurelio could bring established, successful methods to the discussion table, along with a generous helping of common sense. Aurelio was good at making and keeping schedules and never got bogged down in unnecessary details. Throughout his later years, Aurelio was an active member of the Italian Catholic Federation and The Italian/American Social Club.

An individual who respected and maintained traditional values, his faith was important to Aurelio. His compassion, consideration and sympathy toward others was evident in his personal beliefs. He was a member of St. Raymond Catholic Church.

Anyone who traveled or went on vacation with Aurelio had smooth sailing. It was often taken for granted that he was the trip planner. He would start early and examine all of the possibilities, selecting the best and most effective options. Favorite vacations included going back to Italy to visit his family and friends.

When Aurelio's retirement finally arrived in 2008, he was well prepared. He had taken the time to learn about his various options and chose his course wisely. Even in retirement, Aurelio continued to stay in touch with his old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. He was active in the community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered him.

Aurelio passed away on May 28, 2018 in his home, in his sleep, next to his wife from kidney failure. He is survived by his wife, Annunziata, his daughter Mirella, and his two brothers, Tonino and Armando. Services were held at Redwood Chapel followed by a funeral mass at St. Raymond Catholic Church. Aurelio was laid to rest in Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto.

It is said that some people can’t see the forest for the trees. Aurelio was able to focus on each individual tree, tending to its needs, thus making the forest stronger as a whole. Aurelio was a trustworthy, pragmatic and sympathetic person, the kind of man to whom everyone was drawn. He was thorough and practical. Aurelio Maestrini was very literal with his words. You always knew where you stood with Aurelio. He will be missed.