With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Elsie Marie Gamboni.  She passed away peacefully on August 1, 2023 at the age of 93 with family by her side.  Elsie was born on February 12, 1930 to John and Rena Pisacco in Stockton, California.  During her childhood, she moved to Los Banos where she had many fond memories of their house and Italian traditions on 9th Street.  She was the oldest of three children.  In 1956 she married the man she would spend the next 67 years with, Alfred Gamboni.  Together they raised three children in Dos Palos on their family farm. 

She was a member of The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Italian Catholic Federation and other local organizations.  Elsie enjoyed playing board and card games, gambling and watching all sports, especially her Raiders.  She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Elsie is preceded in death by her husband Alfred Gamboni, her parents John and Rena Pisacco and her brother Bobby Pisacco.  She is also preceded in death by her first husband, Dominic Carlucci and infant son.  

Elsie is survived by her daughter Tina and husband Daniel Ram, Son John and wife Molly Gamboni and daughter Susan and Mark Spitzer.  She is also survived by grandchildren Brooke (Tommy), Brandon (Christina), Jordan, Melissa (Andy), Mikaela (Hunter), Dominic and Giancarlo, as well as eight great-grandchildren: Harley, Madison, Nathanael, Blake, Jagger, Emma, Alexandra and Krue. She is also survived by her sister Diane and husband Robert Silva. 

Elsie will be remembered for her love of her family, her beautiful singing voice and her generosity.

Services for Elsie will be held Friday, August 18, 2023 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dos Palos; 10am viewing, 10:30am rosary, 11am Funeral Mass followed by graveside (Dos Palos Cemetery) then a celebration of her life at the DES Hall in Dos Palos. 

The Westside Express