Active in many causes throughout San Francisco, Connie had a special place in her heart of Safe & Sound (formerly the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center). Serving as an original member of the Child Abuse Prevention Society Auxiliary, she supported many of the frontline volunteer programs that serve our most vulnerable families.
The Holiday Toy Program was one of her favorites, and she was much beloved for the wonderful reading she did for children at our annual holiday parties. She along with her husband Ernie generously supported fundraising events throughout the years. She faithfully attending the Annual Blue Ribbon Luncheon until a few years ago when declining health prevented her from doing so.
Connie’s vibrancy and love for life were contagious and she will be deeply missed by our community and by those who were fortunate enough to know her.
From the San Francisco Chronicle
Connie Perino Goggio
September 19, 1924 – November 10, 2017
Connie passed away quietly and peacefully surrounded by friends and family. She was born in Arnold, Pennsylvania to Steve and Grace Cipolla and is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Dom Perino, her brothers, Buddy, and Ronald.
Connie was sweetness itself and without exception loved by everyone she met.
She met her husband Ernest Goggio in 1978 and were married in 1980. Her life has been an exciting, happy and meaningful one. In her early years growing up in Pennsylvania she had many close friends and did very well in everything she took on: her school work, her social life and her early endeavors in singing, acting and especially her dancing. She sang on public radio, and did a weekly live radio talk show.