Elsie Rose Alciati, 95, of Morgan Hill died March 9, 2018, in Gilroy, CA. She was born December 16, 1922 in Gilroy to Pierina and Alfred Luchessa of Soledad.

Elsie graduated from Gonzales High School in 1940 and attended Hartnell College in Salinas. She began her professional career in February 1942 as a clerk CAF-5 in Fort Ord in charge of the Transportation Request Section where she worked continuously through May 3, 1946. She was in charge of moving military personal by commercial carriers and received a meritorious award in recognition of her service.

June 30, 1946, Elsie married John Alciati of Morgan Hill, CA where they enjoyed 63 years of marriage until his death in 2009.

Her interests included family, crossword puzzles, music, gardening, and love of animals.

Elsie is survived by her sisters Mary Borzini of Greenfield and Jane Soares of Watsonville; her children Donald Alciati (Sandy) of Mt. Vernon, WA, Alfred Alciati (Sharon) of Morgan Hill, CA & Rita Nyulassy (Sean) of Hollister, CA and her 5 grandchildren (Jennifer, Johnny, Michael, Krista & Josh) and 5 great-grandchildren (Ava, Aubrey, Adam, Brooke & Jaxson).

Elsie is preceded in death by her husband John Alciati, her sister Lena Borzini of Greenfield and her brothers Herman Luchessa and Jimmy Luchessa of Soledad.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

Alzheimer’s Association
P.O. Box 96011
Washington, DC 20090-6011

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