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Frances Ibleto, daughter of Petaluma pioneer family, dies at 82

Frances Lucille Ibleto, who was born 82 years ago into greater Petaluma's pioneer Corda family and met the man of her dreams at a Sons of Italy dance, died Friday in the town of her birth.

Through most of the nearly 50 years that she was married to Angelo Ibleto, her help was key to the wedding photography, meat-cutting and deli businesses that he founded.

"Everything that he did, she supported in any way that needed to be for him to be successful," said one of the Ibletos' two daughters, Angela Dellinger, also of Petaluma.

Frances Ibleto was renowned for her passion for the 49ers, the thoughtful greeting cards she sent to relatives and friends, her cooking and the way she loved to dance.

"She couldn't always get Dad out there," Dellinger said. "But, fortunately, in the Corda family dancing alone or with your cousins was perfectly fine."

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