Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Jessie Bianchi – Jessie was born in Italy on April Fools’ Day in 1922. When she was only a year old, she and her family moved to the United States. As a child, Jessie fondly remembers playing ball with the neighborhood kids. She also had a beagle dog named Billie who loved going to the schoolyard to steal a ball away from the playing children or to sneak a snack or two from their lunches.
In high school, Jessie became known as the “Popcorn Lady” because she was always selling popcorn and volunteering at the high school ball games and events. Jessie is life-long Yankees fan but asks that you not hold that against her.
Jessie met her future husband on a ship traveling from Italy to New Jersey and they were married when she was 33 years old. The couple returned to Italy to live for a while as her in-laws also lived there. Later, her husband was offered a job at Chevron in California and so they relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area.
The couple was happily married for over 60 years and they share three wonderful children together. Family has always been very important to Jessie and she pleased to receive frequent visits from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very often. Jessie says she loves the associates and her friends at Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill and loves being a part of the community in general.
Jessie recently celebrated her 97th birthday along with her family and friends at Carlton’s Downtown Pleasant Hill community:
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