August 18, 1936 - September 11, 2019
Our beloved mother Mary Ann Persall went to be with the Lord on Sept. 11, 2019. Mary Ann was born to Stanley and Ann Davis Serino. Mary Ann grew up in the Pittston, Pennsylvania area and was married to John Anzalone in 1956. She began life as an Air Force wife living in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, and gave birth to their first child, Cynthia 'Cindy' Anzalone. Soon after, their second child, John Anzalone was born. They spent several years traveling to Air Force bases throughout the world and ended up at Travis AFB in 1972, ultimately settling in Vacaville in 1975. After the death of her husband John in 1975, Mary Ann began a journey of getting her education at Solano Community College, obtaining a Real Estate license and ultimately working at Mare Island in Vallejo, California where she met Charles 'Charlie' Persall. Mary Ann married Charlie in 1984. Mary Ann and Charlie spent the next 35 years traveling throughout the world and exploring the United States in their motorhome driving to all four corners of the US and even to Alaska. Mary Ann was an avid fitness buff working out at Curves all the way up to the age of 82 where she logged thousands of workouts. She is survived by husband Charles 'Charlie' Persall; siblings, Ann Marie Kowalczyk, Patricia Kreseski, Eva Wojtowicz and John Serino; children, Cynthia Anzalone and John Anzalone (Linda Anzalone); stepchildren, Theresa Lund, Richard Persall and Phillip Persall; grandchildren, Jeremiah Sanchez, Jessica Alavez, Ciara Johnson (Luke Johnson) and Nick Anzalone (Christina Anzalone); step-grandchildren, Jason Lund, Jennifer Garcia, Daylon Persall and Michelle Persall; great-grandchildren, Makai Zuniga, Giovanni Alavez, Mila Alavez, Connor Sanchez, Sebastien Sanchez, Giana Johnson, Malakai Johnson and Micah Johnson; and 10 step-great-grandchildren. Mary Ann was the eldest of eight children, preceded in death by siblings, Stanley 'Kiki' Serino, Albert Serino and Beatrice ‘Bibi' Montagne. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with Mass starting at 11:30 on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 350 Stinson Ave., Vacaville, California. Reception to follow at St Mary’s Hall. In lieu of flowers please donate to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org/or 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 Arrangements under the care of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 707-425-4697.
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