Tricia Ann was born in Visalia on Aug. 18, 1988. She was living with her father, Bobby D'Orazio and sister, Megan D'Orazio. She died on Oct. 7. Her mom was Margaret Stuart of Washington who passed away on Jan. 12, 2005. The family lived in Visalia for 10 years where Tricia attended Grace Lutheran Church School until the sixth grade and then went to Sequoia Union Jr. High in Lemon Cove. At the time of her death, she was a senior at Exeter High School. They had lived in Exeter since March 2005.

Tricia was a loving, vivacious, athletic person. She received various trophies for her swimming accomplishments since the age of 10. Tricia was a three-year varsity swimmer and the past year she was Team Captain of the Exeter High swim team. She also received Academic E awards for her academic achievements. She will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved her. Tricia always treated all people the same and saw good in people.

Survivors include her father, Bobby D'Orazio of Exeter; sister, Megan D'Orazio of Exeter, brother, Adam Gilbert of Washington; grandmother, Delia D'Orazio of Thousand Oaks, Calif. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret and her grandfather, Robert.

Visitation is 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 at Miller Memorial Chapel. Services are at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at Miller Memorial Chapel located at 1120 W. Goshen Ave. in Visalia. Burial is in Visalia District Cemetery.

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