Born May 7, 1930
Returned to the Lord
March 16, 2023
Remo Ettore Borracchini peacefully took the hands of all the saints to join the Lord in Heaven on Thursday, March 16, 2023. He was surrounded by his three girls. Remo was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Borracchini. His treasured family includes Lisa (Paul) Desimone, Nannette (Jim) Heye and Mimi (John) Norris, as well as his seven grandchildren Maria (Jared) Radtke, Matthew (Susan) Heye, Carmella (Adam) Del Rosso, Ryan (Elizabeth) Heye, Garren (Maddie) Heye, Brandon Norris and Dominic (Samantha) Norris, and seven great-grandchildren Ashlynn and Owen Heye, Lilly and Annalina Radtke, Julia and Joshua Heye and Odin Del Rosso.
Remo was born to Mario and Maria Borracchini in Seattle, Wa. He grew up in Seattle where he attended Coleman Grade School and Franklin High School. When absent from high school, the truant officer always knew where she could find Remo...at his family's bakery baking bread with his parents! Remo began working at the family's bakery when he was eight years old. From 1951 to 1953 Remo served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. In 1953, he returned to continue working at the bakery (at that time called International French Bakery). Remo met Betty Hogan (from Renton, WA) in 1953. He was starstruck from the moment he met her, proposing after only 4 weeks of dating! In 1954, he married Betty and thus began what he affectionately referred to as "a true love story". They had three daughters—Lisa, Nannette, and Mimi. In 1962, Mario and Maria's children took over the bakery business. All five children (Lily, Dino, Angelo, Remo and Antoinette) were involved. In 1965, the bakery (now renamed Ginger Belle Bakery, and later Borracchini's Bakery) was purchased by Remo solely. Although the bakery was certainly the focus in Remo's work life, nothing brought him pride and joy like his family. Remo's daughters gave him seven grandchildren who never ceased to show him love, attention and admiration. They shared many memories together on Camano Island, attending operas and celebrating every accomplishment his grandchildren achieved. He was proud of all of them. His great-grandchildren were the "icing on his cake"! On March 16th, Remo passed peacefully into Heaven, with his daughters by his side, to rejoin his beloved wife to continue dancing in Heaven!
In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Remo's name may be made to ALS Association or St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Viewing will be held Thurs, Mar 23, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Columbia Funeral Home, 4567 Rainier Ave So, Seattle, WA 98118. www.columbiafuneralhome.com. Rosary will be Friday, Mar 24 at 10:20 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 at St. Monica Catholic Church: 4311 88th Ave SE, Mercer Island. Entombment will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Park approximately 2:30 p.m.