March 12, 1932 – December 14, 2012
Goldie Addobati, beloved wife and mother, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2012 in Sacramento at the age of 80 with her daughter by her bedside. Born March 12, 1932 in Canonsburg, PA, the daughter of the late John and Helen Kartik, Goldie married her high school sweetheart, Jack Addobati on June 23, 1951 in her home town. Growing up she always dreamed of moving to warm and sunny California and she fulfilled her wish when they moved to Sacramento in 1952. Together for 48 years, they made Sacramento their home where they raised their son Michael and daughter Victoria. Goldie dedicated her life to her family as a loving wife and mother. After the kids went to college, she worked as a bookkeeper for Hubbert, Shanley and Lee Attorneys at Law for several years, retiring in 1994. She and Jack enjoyed long weekends at their Sea Ranch home as well as trips to Tahoe, Mexico and Hawaii with family and friends and the special family trip to Europe in 1981.
Goldie seemed much younger than her 80 years. She was very active up until her last days. She loved dogs, movies, painting with watercolor, keeping in touch with long distance relatives on Facebook, going to church on Sundays, playing POGO game on her computer with her glass of wine at 5pm every day, going to aerobics and bowling with her team on the league once a week. She cherished her time with her dear friends playing pinocle twice a month. Beautiful inside and out, she was always interested in people and had a knack for asking direct and frank questions to get to know them better that were often hilarious. Her sense of humor and strength were unique to her for she was truly special. She brought us joy and laughter and we are grateful she touched our lives with her wonderful spirit, sweetness and spunk. She will be greatly missed.
Goldie was predeceased in death by her son Michael in 1988, her beloved husband Jack in 1999, her brother John Kartik and sister Margaret Udodow. She is survived by her daughter Victoria, as well as her loving cousin Irene Addobati, dear brother in law Bob Addobati and numerous close nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews in California, Arizona and on the east coast.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial mass to be held on Saturday, December 29th at 2pm at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church 5057 Cottage Way, Carmichael, CA 95608. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Mercy General Hospital's Heart and Vascular Institute or the SPCA. Private interment to be held at East Lawn Memorial Park in Sacramento.
- Memorial Mass Saturday, December 29, 2012
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December 31, 2012
Dear Vicki... So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. I was happy to read about the quality of her life. I think the "spunk" thing may have been passed on to her beautiful daughter. Take good care of yourself.
December 30, 2012
My Aunt Goldie... Such a fun, loving person. One of the few people that I've been lucky enough to love (and be loved by) my entire life. She will always hold a special place in my heart.
December 30, 2012
Vicki my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need. May your mom rest in peace.
December 29, 2012
Goldie was a dear friend. We enjoyed having dinner together after Mass at least once a month. We took a girls trip to Carmel and had a ball. She was fun to be with. She painted me a beautiful picture and it hangs proudly in my home. I will miss her a lot, but I know that she is happy now to be with Jack. God bless you Goldie.
Mary Ann Smart
December 29, 2012
I am so glad I knew Goldie and enjoyed bowling with her for many years. She was a very lovely lady.
December 28, 2012
"Aunt" Goldie was like a beautiful ray of sunshine. Her beautiful smile will never be forgotten. May she rest in peace.
December 23, 2012
"Aunt" Goldie you will be greatly missed. Thank you for touching my life with your warmth and love. Beautifully written obituary.