Lena Helen BOITANO|
Born June 1, 1924, passed away peacefully at age 89 on October 27, 2013. Her long life was a blessing to all who knew her. Lena was born and raised in Seattle, graduating from Ballard High School in 1942, and attended the University of Washington. She worked as a secretary for the State Game and Fisheries Department, and as an administrative assistant for the Allied Corporation for over twenty years.
Lena was a strong, independent lady who made her own way in the world. She was a hard worker who also enjoyed having fun. Lena especially loved her nieces and nephews, who celebrated the joy she brought to their lives. She loved little children and was always delighted to see her great nieces and nephews.
Throughout her life Lena loved to travel. She went to Hawaii 28 times. She traveled to several parts of the United States and the Caribbean. Lena was part of a Seattle Delegation to its sister city Perugia. She also was an active member of the Italian Club, which she enjoyed thoroughly. In her later years, she served on the Ballard High School Alumni Advisory Committee.
Lena is survived by her nieces and nephews: Jim and Don Boitano, Carmen Ulacia Hetzel, Terri Ulacia Huntley, John Ulacia, Jay and John Boitano, Sally Boitano Patterson, Penni Boitano Barrat, Angela, Victoria (Tori), Paul, John, and George Moceri, several great nieces and nephews, and several great-great nieces and nephews. Lena was preceded in death by her parents, John and Angela Nina Boitano, and her sisters and brothers: Mazilia, Gloria, Bill, Nino, John, and George.
Viewing, Monday. November 4th, 10:00AM to 1:00PM. Followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00PM at
Wiggen & Sons Funeral Home
2003 N.W. 57th St. Seattle
Burial Calvary Cemetery.
Published in The Seattle Times from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2013