1923 - 1935 - Anna and Frank Pocai

Second Generation

Frank Pocai met and married Anna (Angela) Cavagnaro the day after Christmas in 1923. Her parents also immigrated from Italy in 1863 and made their way to Calistoga after working in the mines. Frank and Anna were both very active in the Calistoga community, participating in organizations like the Native Sons and Native Daughters, as well as the Calistoga Fair Association, the Wine Institute, and the Napa County Farm Bureau. In addition to helping his father, Libero, with the vineyard and winery, Frank also worked as a carpenter. He and Anna had two daughters, Betty (1926) and Marie, who, like their parents, were also very active. Betty, fondly known as Pokey, was the student body secretary for her class every year and spent her free time working as a soda jerk at Lommel’s soda fountain. Libero passed away in 1935, leaving the winery operations to Maria, Frank, and Henry. 


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