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Martini, Audrey A. "Nonni"

Audrey Anne Martini, "Nonni", 82, of Rocklin CA passed away Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 surrounded by her 8 children. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Col. (Ret.) Ralph J. Martini. Audrey is survived by her children; Carol Boals (Scott), Cathy Rogers (Stan), Joseph Martini, Lauretta Morrill (Daniel), Judy Martini Abshire, Leslie O'Neill (Dennis), Frank Martini (Lacye), and Ralph Martini Jr. She also leaves behind 23 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and her devoted dog. Audrey was born on Dec. 17, 1933 in Niagara Falls NY, the daughter of John and Antoinette Heuring. She was the fourth child, preceded in death by her twin sisters Viola Heuring, Iona Barnwell and her brother-in-law Jack Barnwell. Audrey is survived by her brother Raymond Heuring (Marg), sister-in-law Dorothy Martini, and brother-in-law Dr. Victor Martini (Sue). Audrey graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Niagara Falls NY and married her high school sweetheart, Ralph Martini, on Dec. 26, 1953. She had a full and exciting life supporting her husband as he served his country as an Officer in the United States Air Force. During her 26 years as a military wife Audrey and her husband moved their family to Air Force bases in the United States, England and Italy. Audrey provided leadership as a member of the Officers Wives Club, serving on numerous committees and volunteering for national organizations and charities. She recognized the need for supporting children and was most proud of her work for the March of Dimes. In 1977 Audrey and her family settled in Rocklin CA where she worked at the Sunset Pharmacy for ten years. Her favorite hobbies were bowling, gardening, playing bridge, cards and most importantly cheering for her children and grandchildren at their athletic and personal events. Audrey's greatest accomplishment in life was raising her eight children.. and of course her "Hole in One"! Her grandchildren and great grandchildren filled her life with unending happiness. Nonni's dog, Poopsie, was her companion and friend, adding joy to her final years. Our family is at peace knowing that she is reunited with our Dad in heaven. We will forever cherish the memories of the life we shared with our mother and Nonni. A private mass and burial is scheduled on February 20, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Audrey Martini (2610 Plumbago Ct., Rocklin, CA 95677): Avon Foundation: Breast Cancer Crusade ( Melanoma Research Foundation (