Barbara Nardini Pipkin (Mama Mia), 90 of El Sobrante, CA passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021. She was born May 8,1930 in San Francisco, CA.
Mama Mia was a proud Fratellanza Women’s Social Club member. She enjoyed the family-style dinners surrounded by her dear family and friends. Her most cherished treasures were going to the family cabin in South Lake Tahoe, spending precious time with cousins, her nephew and her immediate family. She enjoyed getting her hair done and spending all afternoon with friends at the salon. She loved baseball, especially watching all her grandkids play and coach, cheering on the Warriors, going to shows and traveling.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Clifford W. Pipkin; beloved sisters, Verdean Forsyth, Jaquelyn Sterling, Dorthy Garcia, and Patty Sorentino; brother, Joseph Sorentino. She is survived by siblings Daniel Sorentino, Desert Hot Springs, and Evonn “Tootsie” Bess, Port Orchard, WA.
Loving mother of Cheryl Garcia (Grant), Marysville; Barbara “Terry” Pipkin, El Sobrante; and Debbie Andrade (Ron), Napa.
Treasured Grandmother to Clifford “Billy” Boyett (Mary),Rodeo; William “Bob” Boyett (fiancė Kari Sisneros) El Sobrante; Stephanie Nichols (Paul), Napa; and Stephen Thole, Vacaville.
Cherished Great-Grandmother to Robert Boyett (Rachael), Walnut Creek; Christopher Boyett (Amanda), Pinole; Nicholas Boyett (fiancė Natalie Werner), Irvine; Zachary Boyett ( Jasmine Bellez ), Martinez; Logan Nichols, Napa and Ryan Nichols, Napa, Emily and Erin Thole, Vacaville.
Honored Great-Great-Grandmother to Lucy and Elias Nichols, Napa; Bailey Nichols, Napa, Harper Boyett, Pinole.
Barbara “Mama Mia” will be missed and remembered by all, especially the red smooch she’d leave on your cheek for the remainder of the day. Friends and family are invited to the services on Wednesday March 24 at Oakmont Memorial Park & Mortuary in Lafayette. The viewing begins at 10am followed by a service at 11am in the Chapel Mausoleum and burial at noon.
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