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Orlando Di Meglio
Orlando passed away suddenly on the night of Dec. 25th. He was born on Feb. 20, 1926 in Barano, Di Ischia, Italy. Orlando lived and worked on the family farm with his brothers and sisters. Orlando served in the Italian Military before moving to Argentina to work and learn the craft of bricklaying. After 2 years, he returned home and met the love of his life Lucia Lauro. They were married on April 9, 1956. They decided to leave the Island for Montreal, Canada. Their first four children, Francesco, Vincenzo, Anna Maria and Giovanni were born in Montreal. In July of 1963, they moved to San Pedro and Orlando's youngest son Tony was born. Orlando began working for Mummy Construction before starting a 22 year career as Joiner/Shipwright for Todd Pacific Shipyard. He also started his own construction business "Precision Masonry." Orlando worked fulltime at Todd's and countless side jobs for his family while never once complaining. Orlando continued his love of gardening and later started sport fishing and his trips to Las Vegas and local casinos. Orlando lived a rich, full life. He is survived by his loving wife Lucia, sisters, Norma and Rosetta, children Frank (Rose), Vince, Anna (Paul) Strasser, John and Tony (Renee) and his two grandchildren, Michael and Alyssia. A funeral mass will be offered on Thursday, January 2, 2013 at Mary Star of the Sea at 10:30 a.m. Vistitation will be held on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 1 - 5:00 p.m. at:

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Published in Daily Breeze on Dec. 30, 2013
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