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Augustina "Augie" Papina

February 7, 1922 - January 2, 2019


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Augustina “Augie” Papina
February 7, 1922 – January 2, 2019
Passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Born February 7, 1922 in the small town of Nicasio, Marin County. She was the 4th child of Augustino and Mary Lafranchi. Growing up in a wonderful, big Italian family which included her grandparents, parents and sisters, the family managed the Old Nicasio Hotel where the Rancho Nicasio stands today, After the hotel burned down, they owned and operated Lafranchi’s Italian Restaurant where the Druids Hall stands today. After the family sold the restaurant, Augie worked as the assistant post master, bookkeeper and store manager at the Rancho Nicasio. She later worked for the House of Daniels for 15 years in the accounting department. Up until 1988, Augie and her husband Bud, lived in their home on three acres near the historic red-and-white, two-room Nicasio schoolhouse. The family hosted many chicken BBQ’s, and weekly Wednesday night family dinners. She loved her fishing and gambling trips to Bishop, Donner Lake, Lake Tahoe and Reno. She was predeceased by her husband and the love of her life, Emil “Bud” Papina, her sisters, Angelina, Marcie, Josephine and Dorothy, her grandson, Kevin Cheda, and great-grandson Cody Cheda and son-in-law Harold Cella. She is survived by her devoted daughters; MaryAnn (Vern) Cheda, Janet (Andrew) Cella, her beloved grandchildren; Kirk (LuAnn) Cheda and Michelle Yrissari, and great-grandchildren; Ian Yrissari, Emily, Carole, and Riley Cheda, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Friends and Family may call for visitation on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Adobe Creek Funeral Home, 331 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, CA 94954. A family graveside services will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Cypress Hill Memorial Park, 430 Magnolia Avenue, Petaluma CA 94954. Memorial Contributions in her name may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3700 Old Redwood Hwy Suite 103, Santa Rosa, CA 95404