January 05, 2006

Ann Cimmarusti

Ann Cimmarusti, 86, of La Cañada passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Glendale Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.

Born in Los Angeles on June 17, 1919, she was the daughter of Lucia and Ralph Smaldino and one of seven children. Ann grew up in the Los Angeles area also known as Little Italy, where she met and married Pat Cimmarusti on June 7, 1942.

In Ann's early years she was an interior decorator for J.W. Robinson's in downtown Los Angeles. In the 1970s Ann and Pat started the family business, Bari Management Incorporated, which owns and operates restaurants and real estate holdings. Ann enjoyed working two days a week at Bari Management where she took pleasure in spending time with the employees and discussing the office news.


Pat and Ann Cimmarusti celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on June 7, 2004.

Ann was a member of the Italian Women's Club in Los Angeles and a chapter of UNICO National.

She was a matriarch to her family and enjoyed being around them. She loved to shop and had a true passion for building and decorating. Ann was a true role model to her family and made them who they are today. Ann lived at home and remained committed and involved in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's lives until the end. Ann was proud of her family and they are who she lived for.

She is survived by her three children, Loretta Cimmarusti Chicoine and her husband Richard; Lawrence Cimmarusti and his wife Amalia and Ralph Cimmarusti and his wife Hallie. She also leaves seven grandchildren: Patti Chicoine Nelson and her husband Marc, Patrick Cimmarusti and his wife Michelle, Ralph, Annie, Larry, Paula and Loretta Cimmarusti. Others surviving include her two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Grant Nelson.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. Entombment will be immediately following at the Our Lady of the Angels Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Glendale Memorial Hospital Heart Center for the CCU unit; Saint Peters Italian Catholic Church, 1039 N. Broadway, Los Angeles; or St. Francis High School, 200 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada.

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