Lillian C. Failla, age 87, a Madera native passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at her Fresno home surrounded by her family. Lillian was born to Carmelo Failla and Frances Faso Failla, Italian immigrants who had settled in Madera and farmed. Lillian attended Madera Schools graduating from Madera High School . She worked in a Fig Packing House in Fresno and later at the J.C. Penny Store in Madera before retiring. Lillian along with her sister Angie moved to Fresno where she has lived for the last year. In Madera she attended St. Joachim Catholic Church and was a member of the Italian-American Club of Madera.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers Vincent, Charles, Joseph, Francis and Phillip, and sisters Minnie Hollander and Mary Ellen Alderson.
She is survived by her sisters, Angie Failla of Fresno and Josephine Spinelli of Madera. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews including Tony Failla her caregiver for the last 2 ½ years, and her two 4-legged companions.
Visitation will be on Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 2 to 6 PM at Jay Chapel in Madera with a Rosary Service following at 6 PM at Jay Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11 AM at St. Joachim Catholic Church in Madera with interment following at Calvary Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made to the Friends of the Madera County Animal Shelter.
Friends of Madera Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 923, Madera CA 93639