William “Bill” Reno Graziani

William “Bill” Reno Graziani

1932 – 2021

William “Bill” Reno Graziani passed away peacefully on Oct. 1, 2021 at his home in San Terenzo, Italy. Born in 1932 in Placer County, California to Italian immigrant parents, Bill grew up in Stockton, California surrounded by a large and loving family of aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Bill attended College of the Pacific in Stockton, majoring in engineering, where he met a beautiful home economics major and grammar schoolteacher, Patsy Lee Moxness. Married in 1958 in Los Angeles, Bill and Patsy made their way to Carpinteria, where they built a beautiful home overlooking the Pacific and raised their two children, James Douglas and Melinda. 

Bill and Patsy were a big part of the Carpinteria community, involved with Boy Scouts, Lions Club, and the Carpinteria Valley Association. His children remember fondly the love he had for his home and community, his sense of humor, and the great pride he took in watching his children grow and succeed in life. 

In 1986, Bill married Wanda Marshall, and after several years in Newport Beach, they moved to the small, Mediterranean coast village of San Terenzo, Italy. Bill loved living the Italian life and hosted visits from family and friends throughout the past 20 years, acting as their personal tour guide, introducing guests to the local flavors and fare. 

Bill will be dearly missed by his two children, Melinda (Peter) Bie and James Douglas (Season) Graziani, and his large extended family of nephews and nieces. A private celebration of life will be held at the family home in Carpinteria.

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