May 22, 1927 - April 16, 2019
Rita passed away on April 15th, 2019 with her family by her side in Lodi, California. Rita was born May 22, 1927 in Lamanda Park, California to her parents Severiano Blanco and Maria Saucedo- Blanco. She lived the majority of her life in Acampo and Lodi, California. She married the love of her life Jesse Sanchez March 5th, 1955. Rita and Jesse built their home in Lodi where they raised their two children, Norma and Michael. Rita was a homemaker, she loved to cook and spend time in her garden.
Rita is survived by her daughter Norma Licciardi. Grandchildren, Melissa Sanchez, Tina Licciardi, Michael Sanchez, Anna Heinrich, Stacey Licciardi, and Tracie Licciardi. Great Grandchildren, Michael Sanchez Jr., Giselle Sanchez, Josh Licciardi, and Glory Licciardi. Siblings, Elia Valasquez, Virginia Hinojosa. She was preceded in death by husband Jesse Sanchez, and son Michael Sanchez.
The visitation for Rita will be held on Tuesday April 23, 2019 from 2:00am to 8:00pm with a rosary at 6:00pm at the Vineyard Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, 14165 N. Beckman Rd, Lodi, CA 95240.
A service for Rita will be held on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at 10:00am at St. Anne's Catholic Church located at 215 W Walnut St Lodi, CA 95240
Cherokee Memorial is honored to serve the Sanchez family.
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