Gaetana C. Accardi
1920 - 2020
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Gaetana Catherine "Tana" (nee Marino) Accardi,100, born in Wakefield in 1920, resident of California, passed away May 4th, 2020, at her home in Seal Beach, California. 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. She is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Teresa Marino (ne 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. Grandchildren: Vanessa Accardi with fiance 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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Published in Observer-Advocate from May 13 to May 27, 2020.
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June 4, 2020
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May 14, 2020
In loving memory of my Aunt Tana. We will love you and miss you always.
Steve Marino
Family
May 13, 2020
Gus and Frankie have been saying, "Na-na-na-na" .... we all miss and love you Nana
ANGIE (Accardi) GERING
Grandchild
May 13, 2020
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
Vanessa Espiritu
Friend
May 12, 2020
I love you, Mom ❤
Phil
Son
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