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Gaetana Catherine Accardi

Long Beach, California

Apr 26, 1920 – May 4, 2020 (Age 100)


April 26, 1920
May 4, 2020
Long Beach, California


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All Souls Cemetery and Mortuary - Long Beach Obituary

Obituary for 100 year old Tana Accardi

Daughter, sister, wife, mother, godmother, grandmother, great-grandmother. aunt, cousin, neighbor, friend, junior high school cafeteria manager, supervisor at LA county mental health and hygiene social work, student at Braille Institute, member of Italian club and quilting club at Leisure World, baby blanket crocheter, cake baker and decorator, artichoke and tomato gardener, chief meatball and pizza maker, story-teller, world traveler, life-long bus taker and dedicated daily walker. Sicilian. American.


Gaetana Accardi (née Marino) was born April 26, 1920, in Wakefield, Massachusetts, and passed away on May 4, 2020, at her home in Seal Beach, California. She is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Teresa Marino (née Bisso), brothers Philip Marino, Ray Marino , cousin "Uncle Sal" Salvatore Marino and her beloved husband Joseph Accardi.


Tana (as she was affectionately known) is survived by her sons Philip Accardi (wife Barbara Sardella) and Charles Borges Accardi (wife Millicent Borges Accardi), her sister Mary Ellington and sister-in-law Pauline Marino.



Vanessa Accardi with fiancé Jorge Beliz; Jennifer Pruitt and husband Matthew Pruitt; Maria Accardi and wife Constance Merritt; Angela Gering and her husband Christopher Gering and Joseph Accardi with his wife Miranda Accardi.


Great grandchildren:

Tori Tana Lawler; Chloe and Ryan Pruitt; twins, Francis and Constantine Gering; Milo Stratton and Salvatore Accardi.


Tana spent her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends. She will be laid to rest in a private service alongside her husband Joseph Accardi at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach, California. A celebration of Tana’s life will held at a later date

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In loving memory of my Aunt Tana. We will love you and miss you always.

Gus and Frankie have been saying, "Na-na-na-na" .... we all miss and love you Nana

Tana is so full of love. She is an epitome of delight. A very well respected lady. Her sense of humor was a bubble of joy. A mother and grandmother to many. She will always be in my heart. I am grateful to know and learn so much from her. Such an amazing and graceful lady. I know I will miss her

I love you, Mom ❤