Merrette (Endert) Mattiuzzo died on Sept. 23, 2007, in Petaluma at the age of 82. She was the daughter of Annette Louise (Jordan) Endert and Frederick William Endert and was born in Crescent City.

In 1948, Merrette married Gino Mattiuzzo (deceased) and traveled extensively throughout her married life. Always yearning to return home, she was finally laid to rest in her family plot in Crescent City.

She is survived by her sister Joyce O'Connell, her daughters Michelle Smith and Suzanne Mattiuzzo, and her grandchildren, Adrienne and David Smith.