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Obituaries » Concetto Ignatius Consolazione September 17, 1929 - February 6, 2019 Concetto Ignatius Consolazione was born on September 17, 1929. The He spent his youth playing baseball in the streets of North Beach. The When the Korean War broke out, Concetto answered his country‚Äôs call. He is preceded in death by his parents Filipo and Antonina A Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, February 18th at 10:00am.
youngest of three children, his was the final piece that completed the
Consolazione family puzzle. Fully formed, the Consolazione‚Äôs left the
frozen tundra of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to plant their roots under the
golden skies of San Francisco, California. This would turn out to be a
fortunate move, as San Francisco would assume a vital role in
Concetto‚Äôs identity. For the rest of his life, he would never stray far
from his city by the bay.
same streets that Joe DiMaggio wandered, as he was quick to point
out. He would eventually enroll at Sacred Heart Catholic Prep, where
he built the skills necessary to pursue a degree in finance from the
University of San Francisco.
He enlisted in the United States Army, serving his country bravely for 3
years. ‚ÄúK‚ÄĚ, he would say, referring to being toughened up by his
military service. Broken leg? Splinter? ‚ÄúK‚ÄĚ.
Concetto took great pride in his membership in these institutions. His
connection to the city of San Francisco, his military service, his Sicilian
heritage (never Italian). But nothing brought him more pride than his
family. He built a 40+ year career with Blue Shield, not to become a
titan of industry, but to provide for his wife and kids. It was his life‚Äôs
work. And in this regard, he was wildly successful. He went by many
names over the years: Concetto, Connie, Chet. But none so important
as ‚ÄúBabe‚ÄĚ. Initially a moniker ordained by his grandchildren, it became
his calling card. A fitting name for a man larger than life with a heart of gold.
Consolazione, his sisters Stephanie Troy and Marie Evans, and his
loving wife Frances Consolazione.
He is survived by his daughters Anna George and Teresa Velasco; his
grandchildren Adam Velasco, Matt Velasco, PJ George, and Amanda
Velasco; and his great grandson, his pride and joy, ‚Äúthe little guy‚ÄĚ,
Mateo Velasco. They miss him dearly, but feel truly blessed for being a
part of his long and happy life.
It will take place at St James Church, 125 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy,
Petaluma, CA 94954, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Concetto‚Äôs
memory to the Down Syndrome Association North Bay, a group
committed to advocacy, awareness, and support for individuals with
Down syndrome and their families.
For more information, and to donate, please visit https://dsanb.org
Obituaries » Concetto Ignatius Consolazione
September 17, 1929 - February 6, 2019
Concetto Ignatius Consolazione was born on September 17, 1929. The
He spent his youth playing baseball in the streets of North Beach. The
When the Korean War broke out, Concetto answered his country‚Äôs call.
He is preceded in death by his parents Filipo and Antonina
A Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, February 18th at 10:00am.