November 7, 2013 6:08 AM
Ferdy Lionello passed peacefully in his home in Santa Barbara Ca, on November 2, 2013. He was 91 years.
Ferdy was born in Sanzenoni Dlgiazzelini, Italy, on June 18, 1922. He moved here when he was eleven years old. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School, and married Marie Giacomottti on September 21, 1947; they were married for 66 years.
He worked as an extraordinary plasterer, stonemason, and orchid grower. He enjoyed working in the garden, watching old TV westerns, and telling a good story. He joined the U.S Navy and served on the USS Hancock during World War ll.
Ferdy is survived by his spouse of 66 years Marie, his devoted children Alan, Gary, Cathy, his grandchildren Travis, Peter, Kyle, Robin, Shawn, Te Marie, and his great grandchild Raphaella.
Mass and Reception will be held on December 7, 2013, at 1 p.m at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Following the Mass will be the Reception, please call 805-969-2777 or 805-403-1364 to RSVP.
In lieu of flowers, donations to visiting nurses and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church would be greatly appreciated.