1929 — 2023
Lorraine June Sangiacomo, a nurse, matriarch, and founding partner of Sangiacomo Family Vineyards, a third-generation family business in Sonoma, California, died on Tuesday, March 7th. She passed away peacefully at home at the age of 93. An equal partner with her siblings, she participated in all major business decisions for the family business even while working as an operating room nurse at Santa Rosa Hospital from 1953 to 1987. While her brothers worked on the front line, she preferred to work behind the scenes where she quietly oversaw legal and financial matters. Together they grew Sangiacomo Family Vineyards to become one of the largest family-owned premium wine grapegrowing...