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Joe "Dodo" DiMeglio


1932 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Joe "Dodo" DiMeglio Obituary
Joe DiMeglio, "Dodo" to most of those who knew him, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at home. He was 86 years old.
A first-generation Italian-American, Joe was born on January 15, 1932 in San Pedro, California to Louis and Ann DiMeglio and was a life-long resident of San Pedro. He attended Mary Star catholic school and San Pedro High School. He served in the Army reserve at Fort MacArthur for two years. Joe either worked on or near the ocean his entire life starting with a career in the commercial fishing industry on his father's boat, the Santa Lucia. He then became a tug boat engineer for Wilmington Transportation company. At that time, he also started his career as a longshoreman where he worked for over thirty years until he retired.
Joe is survived by the love of his life and high school sweetheart Adeline (Furriel) DiMeglio; sons, Louis (Joann), Vince (Dawn), and daughter Lisa (Chris Henrich); 5 grandsons, 3 granddaughters and 2 great granddaughters. Joe also is survived by his sister Frances (Andy) Jurun and a large extended family. Joe loved his family dinners, Notre Dame football, anything Sinatra and his "two fingers" of Cluny scotch.
There will be a rosary at 7:00pm on Sunday July 29th at McNerney's Mortuary in San Pedro.
A Mass celebrating Joe's life will be held on July 30th at 10:30am at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. A private interment for the immediate family will be at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Joe's name to Saint Jude's Children's Hospital (www.stjude.org/tribute). Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com.
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Published in Daily Breeze on July 26, 2018
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