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Catherine J. Ciarrocchi

Catherine passed away February 9, 2012 in Rancho Palos Verdes. She was born November 11, 1927 in Breckenridge, Texas and was a 68-year resident of the Harbor Area. Catherine had worked for Van Kamp cannery in the late 40s and early 50s. Later she went to work for Todd Shipyard. She was a certified welder and had welded on the hospital ship, USS Mercy. Catherine had also worked for Vons in Gardena and then the camera department at Thrifty Drug Store on 5th Street and Gaffey in San Pedro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger, her brother W.C. Hutchens and a grandson, Austin Ellison. She is survived by her sons, Michael (Sandra) Ellison, Mitchell (Barbara) Ciarrocchi and Bruce Ciarrocchi; grandchildren, Angela, Joseph, and Max Ellison, West Purchase, and Meagan Pettit; 10 great-grandchildren; sister in law, Betty Ciarrocchi; numerous nieces, and nephews and her beloved Roxie. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Green Hills Memorial Park. Donations may be made in Catherine's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Visitation will be on Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. at McNerney's Mortuary. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits and share memories at www.mcnerneysmortuary.com.
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Published in Daily Breeze on Feb. 13, 2012
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