Vincenzo Andrea Tassano Obituaries

April, 1932

TASSANO - In Manteca, April 21, 1932, Vincenzo Tassano, loving father of Frank, Louis, Alvin, Tony, and Jim Tassano, Mrs. Della Callegaro; grandfather of Frank Jr. and Alvin Tassano, Theresa and Junior Callegaro; brother of Mary Battalino, Antonette Toso, Joseph Giachino and Angelo Tassano, all of Stockton; a native of Italy, aged 64 years.

The Funeral will take Monday April 25, at 9 a.m. from the chapel fo De Young and Conklin, American and Fremont streets, thence to St. Mary’s Church, where a requiem high mass will be said for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9:30 a.m.

A rosary will be said at the chapel of De Young and Conklin at at 8 o’clock Sunday evening. Interment in San Joaquin Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


MANTECA OFFICE STOCKTON RECORD. April 22. - Trapped in his sleeping quarters, Vincenzo Tassano, 60, of 119 East Cleveland Street, Stockton was burned to death in a fire which destroyed a combined packing shed, bunkhouse and kitchen on the Covelaski and Rothman ranch here last night. The fire, of undetermined origin, caused over $10,000 loss.

Tassano, who had been cooking at the ranch for only two days, was asleep, and is believed to have been overcome by smoke. Other occupants of the bunkhouse managed to escape before the flames enveloped the building. In the packing shed were 100 sacks of sulphur, several hundred grape boxes, tractor and other farm materials.

Tassano, who is survived by four children, had been retired for several years, but tiring of his idleness, went to work at the ranch in face of objections from his family. Deputy Coroner Buthenuth took charge of the body.

Tassano April 9 filed in the Superior Court action for probate of the estate of his wife, Marie Tassano, who died in 1928. Joseph L. Delucchi was attorney for Tassano.

The funeral will be held Monday in St. Mary’s church. A requiem high mass will be solemnized at 9:30 a.m. A rosary will be said at the chapel Sunday night at 8 p.m.


Following a requiem high mass in St. Mary’s church this morning, the body of Vincenzo Tassano, prominent in Italian circles in San Joaquin county, was buried in San Joaquin Cemetery. The body was escorted to the grave by a group of honorary pallbearers comprised of the president and the board of directors of the San Joaquin County Gardeners’ Association.

They were L. Ferrugiaro, M. Calosso, Z. Calegari, G. Frigame, A. Dentoni and Ti Giambruno. The active pallbearers, all nephews, were Chris D. Tassano, James L. Tassano, Anthony V. Tassano, Christon A. Tassano, A. P. Tassano and Tony Battilana.

A large group of friends attended the church services, which were performed by Father Krause.

Tassano was fatally burned Thursday while sleeping in a packing shed near Manteca on the ranch of Covelaski and Rothman.