Ernestine was born in San Jose, California to Ernest and Amelia Wilson and passed away at the age of 80 in Turlock. She was a homemaker and loving mother, grandmother, nana and friend. She retired from San Jose Police Department after 30 years of service. Ernestine enjoyed spending time with her “lunch bunch”, her card playing gals and participating in church fellowship. She will be remembered for her loving and giving heart and will be missed dearly by her family.
Ernestine is survived by her children John (Cathy) Margherita of Turlock, Patricia (Henry) Sagayno of Delhi and Judith (Virgil Bullock) Margherita of Turlock; sister Georgia; seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Carmelo Margherita in 2008. Together they would have shared 65 years of marriage this August. Ernestine was also preceded in death by her daughter Pamela Ann Margherita; granddaughter Kelly Caballero and brother Norman Wilson.
Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to Community Hospice 4368 Spyres Way Modesto, CA 95356.
Memorial service will be held at Allen Mortuary on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 1:00p.m.