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Adelina Accetta


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Adelina "Dell" Accetta (Vallenari)

of San Pedro Passed away at the age of 85 on January 9, 2016 surrounded by her family. She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Frank; daughters, Denise (Herb) Hershman and Paulette (Brian) Gartland; three grandchildren, Shannon (Robert), Heather (Carl), Jeremy (Sabrena), and three great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Jacob and Gianna. She is preceded in death by her grandson Justin and her sister Amelia. Dell was born on December 8, 1930 in Canoga Park, CA to Italian emigrants, Giovanni Vallenari and Oliva Ronconi. She moved to San Pedro in 1951 after marrying the love of her life, and they started a family soon thereafter. Dell loved to write, and became the woman's-page editor at the News Pilot, working there until 1972. She spent the later years of her life writing family stories, and she wrote many features for the Daily Breeze column "My Turn". Dell was a strong-willed woman, a lover of life, and a two-time cancer survivor. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her family. She had a big heart and a smile that could brighten a room. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Services will be held on Tuesday, January 19 at Holy Trinity Church, rosary will be at 9:30 am and a mass at 10:00 am. Burial will be private. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortury.com or dailybreeze.com.
Published in Daily Breeze on Jan. 15, 2016
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