Evelyn Ceccolini

April 10, 1924March 8, 2012

Evelyn Martone Ceccolini April 10, 1924 ~ March 8, 2012

PRUNEDALE – Evelyn M. Ceccolini, age 88, passed away on March 8, 2012, in Santa Cruz. She was born in Branford, CT to the late Nunizo and Anna Martone. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Harold A. Ceccolini. Following his death she moved to Monterey, CA to live with her daughter Judy DiGirolamo and son-in-law Phil DiGirolamo.

Evelyn was lovingly known as “Granma” to the many employees and customers at Phil’s Fish Market & Eatery in Moss Landing. She was a fixture at her table in the restaurant folding napkins and entertaining everyone with her stories. During WWII she worked in an ammunition plant and was out of a job on D-Day. Later she worked for 20 years at her sister-in-law’s bakery, Hilltop Orchards in Branford.

Evelyn is also survived by her grandchildren, John DiGirolamo of Pacific Grove and Maria (Sissi) DiGirolamo of Nicosia, Cyprus, and six great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and extended family.

Evelyn was a member of the Italian-American club in Branford for many years before moving to California. She started her family’s love of Scottish terriers, buying the first one in early 1960s.

Vigil service will be held Monday, March 12, 2012, 7:00PM and friends may pay respects from 5:00 until 8:00PM at Bayside Community Mortuary, 1610 Noche Buena St., Seaside. Funeral Mass and burial will be in Branford, CT.

Family requests in lieu of flowers contributions to Heartland Hospice, 2511 Garden Rd, Monterey, CA or to Scottish Terrier Club of CA Rescue, P.O. Box 32, Midway City, CA 92655.


  • Visitation Monday, March 12, 2012
  • Rosary Service Monday, March 12, 2012

Evelyn Ceccolini

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Linda Muir

March 19, 2012

Dear Judy and Phil,

We're so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing--she was a big part of our teenage years, opening her home to all of your friends--at any time of the day or night--ready with the coffee and dessert, and willing to listen to our travails of love and friend relationships-we were blessed!
With sympathy and love,


March 17, 2012

It is with sorrow that I extend my deepest sympathy to Judy and family. Mrs Ceccolini was a very nice lady,who always would say hello. She is at peace with Herold and her family.

Phil & Jane DiGirolamo

March 12, 2012

Dear Judy, Phil and Family,
We extend our deepest condolences to you all. May you be surrounded by family and friends and sustained by your faith. Evelyn will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. We'll never forget her friendly smile and ever-ready stories. May she rest in peace.