Florence Petrocchi

Florence Petrocchi passed away peacefully at Primrose Care Center on October 25, 2017 at age 93. She was born in San Francisco on July 9, 1924 to parents, Gina and Emilio Flosi and moved to Sonoma County in the mid 1940s. Florence graduated from Sacred Heart Nursing school in Eugene Oregon and worked as a registered nurse at Healdsburg General Hospital for over 30 years. She was dedicated to nursing and particularly enjoyed the years she worked in maternity care. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Elmo Petrocchi of Healdsburg; son, Tim Petrocchi of Healdsburg; daughter Jan Ostby (Donald) of Portland Oregon; her sister, Ida Sizelove of Pismo Beach; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Florence was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Eugene and Alvin Flosi. After retiring from nursing, Florence engaged in volunteer work, enjoyed travel, and playing golf. She was an avid reader and wonderful cook, two of her favorite pastimes. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Primrose staff for their caring support during Florence's final years. No service is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Primrose Living Fund, 2080 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa , CA 95403 or Memorial Hospice, 439 College Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95401.