The world lost one of its brightest lights as Ernestine Thatcher of San Jose passed away on January 10, 2019. Loving and devoted wife of Lou Thatcher. Best-ever mother of Sharon, Paul (Karey) and Patti (Dave). Doting grandma of Haddon (Chris), Colin (Nicole), Kyle (Todd), Ryan and Cody, and great-grandma of Hazel and Cora. Growing up in Los Gatos, she is preceded by her parents, Giuseppe and Ordelia Boitano and sisters and brothers Mary, Frank, Barbara, John, Fred and Virginia. A much loved aunt and friend, she was active until the end. A graveside service will be held at Los Gatos Memorial Park on January 21 at 11 a.m. A donation to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers would make her smile.