Adele Sorina Solomon - age: 102
(November 15, 1918 to November 03, 2021
A wonderful woman, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend left this world on Wednesday, November 3rd - Just 12 days before her 103rd birthday.
Adele Sorina Solomon (Adelina, Addie, Ad, Dalina, Granny) was born on November 15, 1918, in Calpella, California. She left this world with her daughters and dear friend by her side never doubting that she was loved.
She is joining her soul mate and beloved husband of 61 years, Augustine Solomon, her dear grandson Brian Sullivan, her parents Vincenzo and Angelina Graziano, her brothers Hugo and Joseph Graziano, and her son-in-law Al Antoni, as well as so many heavenly relatives and friends who have gone to prepare her way and welcome her with open arms.
She leaves her adoring family: Daughters Lorena and Gil Tournour, Betty Antoni, Angela & Gary Silver; Grandchildren Sherise and Gordon Bushby, Stasi and Marty Carr, Keri and Craig Colwell, Gil and Sonya Tournour and Andrea and Patrick Manion; Great Grandchildren Kylie and Collin Phenicie, Hunter and Kyle Thompson, Miles and Mason Colwell, Solomon Tournour, Elijah and Aurora Tournour and Emersyn, Brinley and Braydon Manion; she will continue to watch from Heaven her Great Great Grandchildren Cael and Cord Phenicie, Banks Thompson and baby girl Thompson due in December. Families are extensive, inclusive and fluid and ours includes step children ranging in age from 49 to our precious little 2 year old Weston as well as close friends John, Marcia, Zoe and Frannie Lazaro all who loved Adele and were a wonderful part of her life. Also feeling the loss of this great woman are numerous cherished nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, cousins and a whole bunch of loyal friends who will not only miss her but will help us fill the void that is left by her absence in this world. Adeles extensive list of friends who are praying for her journey to heaven includes her companion in many adventures, Tish Solomon as well as members of Sons and Daughters of Italy of Ukiah with whom she shared loads of good memories and scrumptious dinners.
Adele also left a legacy of kindness and loving devotion to family that we all attempt to emulate. She shared some wonderful and wise words in her time. One of her favorite sayings, and one we all try to live by is, Life is what you make it! and she made her life awesome by working hard and staying focused on her goals. She was an active participant in this world always trying to make things better than she found them. She added joy to any occasion just by her presence and her active interest in and consideration of others. She seldom complained, argued or whined, she wanted to make our lives good and she did especially when we gathered around her table for one of her delicious dinners. Food was an important part of our lives and the delicious meals she prepared were always made with love. We follow her examples from kitchen to casino, from deer hunting to mushroom hunting and from card games to bingo. In each endeavor she taught us what to do and what not to do! The waning part of her life was improved by loving care from her devoted granddaughter Sherise and care takers Arselia Delgado and Lorena Ortega as well as the attentive and awesome staff at Mountain View Assisted Living where she ruled as the bingo queen. There will always be an empty place at our table and in our hearts. We rest easy knowing she is peaceful as she greets her loved ones and shows Jesus how to play slot machines, bingo and Ace-to-King. She is preparing a feast of epic proportions to please her angels in heaven, may God rest her soul.
There will be a graveside service at the Russian River cemetery at 1 PM on Monday, November 8, 2021. We hope to have a huge celebration of her long and beautiful life some time in the future when we can gather without fear of COVID.
In lieu of flowers a donation in her memory to Saint Mary of the Angels School, Ukiah Senior Center, Sons & Daughters of Italy Scholarship Fund of Ukiah or any local charity of your choosing would be welcomed and appreciated.