Passed Away On: 2017-11-20 00:00:00

The Mass will be on Friday, Dec, 1, at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. 

Annie Rita Pulido (Rodriguez) of Hollister, CA passed away on Nov. 20, after a long illness.

Annie Pulido, was born January 29, 1944 in Hollister, CA to Lolo and Ruth Rodriguez. She grew up and attended Fairhaven Elementary School and San Benito High School where she would meet then marry John M. Pulido also of Hollister, CA. 

Annie is preceded in death by her father Lolo Rodriguez, her Father and Mother in law Martin and Nellie Pulido and her grandson Joshua Gaytan. She is survived by her husband John M. Pulido, her mother Ruth Rodriguez of Corona, CA, her brother and sister in law Richard and Judy Rodriguez of Glendora, CA, her sister and brother in law Sarah and John Casarez of Corona, CA.
Annie is also survived by her children, her daughter Darline Pulido Alicea, of San Jose, CA, her daughter and son in law Maryellen and Robert Sanders of Hollister, CA, her son and daughter in law Tony and Tina Pulido of Hollister, CA, her daughter and son in law Michelle and Brian Ghione, of Modesto, CA, her son and daughter in law Mark and Jeannette Pulido of Hollister, CA. 
Annie was blessed with Nineteen beautiful grandchildren, Nathan Gaytan, Joshua Gaytan, Isaiah Gaytan, Briana Gaytan, Cody Alicea, Matthew Alicea and Corrine Alicea, Desiree Venuti, Zoraya Rodriguez and Lorenzo Martinez, John Pulido, Zulema Pulido, Alfred Pulido and Nathan Sanchez, Aaron Ghione and Aadon Ghione, Martin Pulido, Isabella Pulido and Daniel Pulido and ten beautiful great grandchildren, Kaden and Easton Rodriguez, Joshua and Ethan Gaytan, Aubri Castro, Jocelyn Pulido, Katrina Bender, Giada and Sophia Venuti, and John David Martinez. 
Annie will be remembered for her amazing award winning apricot turnovers, spicy salsa and her burritos during the harvest of our apricots and her ability to make us laugh when we least expected it and falling asleep on every road trip we ever took. With my dad telling her to wake up to see the cactus, and her responding, “If you’ve seen one cactus John, you’ve seen them all!” She was loved more than she will ever know and will be deeply missed every single day.

“Your Mother”
Your Mother is always with you. She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street. She’s the smell of certain foods you remember. Flowers you pick. The fragrance of life itself. She’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not feeling well, she’s your breath in the air on a cold winter’s day. She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow, she is Christmas morning. Your Mother lives inside your laughter. She’s the place you came from, your first home, and she’s the map you follow with every step you take. She’s your first love, your first friend, maybe even your first enemy, but nothing on Earth can separate you. Not time, not space, not even Death.

We will forever hold you close to our hearts, we love you Mom.