Margaret Quattrocchi

Enumclaw resident Margaret Quattrocchi died Jan. 7, 2017.

Enumclaw resident Margaret Quattrocchi died Jan. 7, 2017.

She was born May 24, 1925, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Frank and Olga Silvan. Her parents were recent immigrants from Finland so she grew up in a bilingual family and never forgot her Finnish language. She had a younger brother, Elmer. She graduated from Ocosta High School and then went on to business school. In 1948 she married Leonard Nelson; they had three children and lived in the South King County area. When he retired, they built a home near Lacey, Wash. She worked all her adult life as a bookkeeper for several small businesses, retiring in 1987. Her husband died in 1988 and she later married Andy Quattrocchi of Chicago. He died in 1999 and she moved to Enumclaw to be closer to her family.

She enjoyed doing needlework and making gifts for family and friends. She is remembered as an excellent cook and avid reader. She played trumpet in the Highline Symphony Orchestra and Auburn City Summer Band and sang in several church choirs, including Hope Lutheran.

She is survived by her children Wayne (Jan) Nelson of Auburn, Carolyn (John) Klaasen of Yelm and Keith (Cathy) Nelson of Enumclaw; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

There will be a private memorial service at a later date. Memorial donations may be sent to Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation, P.O. Box 905, Enumclaw, Wash. 98022.

All may sign her online guest book at

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