Linda Maria QuinternoFebruary 4, 1915 ~ January 1, 2018 (age 102)
Linda Maria Quinterno
February 4, 1915-January 1, 2018
Resident of Cupertino
Linda (Pianto) Quinterno passed away peacefully at home at the age of 102 on January 1, 2018.
She was born to Pietro and Emma Pianto at the now historical Perrin "Honeymoon House" at 315 University Ave., Los Gatos, which was a maternity home at the time. She attended University Ave. Grammar School (now part of "Old Town" shopping center) until her family moved to San Jose where her father operated "Fior d'Italia" and "Italia Hotel" restaurants.
After graduating high school, she helped her father in the restaurant until she met and married Angelo Quinterno in 1937. She worked as bookkeeper for about 30 years in Rifredi's Market where Angelo was a business partner.
She and Angelo retired in 1978 and moved to Corralitos where they became apple farmers until Angelo passed away in 1984.
Over the years, she was was a member of Soroptimist Club, Cupertino De Oro Club, Corralitos Woman's Club, and Cupertino Historical Society.
Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo, and eldest daughter, Nola Quinterno.
She is survived by daughters Faye Faulhaber and Paula Quinterno; grandsons Frederick Faulhaber (Tristan Cassell-Faulhaber) and Richard Faulhaber (Heather);great grandchildren Nicholas, Alex, Annalise, and Clementine Faulhaber, Kimberly, Michaela, and Annamarie.
We thank her caregivers for their love and good care, and especially Almaz Hagos for her love, care, and sense of humor which kept her "Nonna" laughing.
We are grateful to Dr. Haya Rubin for her late-night texts and house calls.
Family and friends are invited to visitation on Wednesday, 1/10/18, 4-8 pm, Rosary at 7 pm at Darling & Fischer Chapel of the hills, 615 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos.
Funeral service will be Thursday, 1/11/18 at 10 am at the above mortuary. Burial at noon at Gate of Heaven cemetery, 22555 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos. Reception will follow burial.
If you wish to make a donation in her memory, please consider Lucile Packard Children's Hospital or the Cupertino Historical Society.