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Stella Pecorella

November 5, 1923 January 11, 2011
Stella Pecorella
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Stella Fortunata Pecorella passed away at Vaca Valley Manor, Vacaville, CA where she was under the loving care and treatment of Maria Nosce and her wonderful family after a lengthy illness.
Stella was born in Fresno, CA to Phillip and Vera Curtola. Later, during her teenage years, her mother and father moved to Vallejo, CA where her father built the Barrel Club in 1938 just before the beginning of World War II. After the war ended, Stella worked as a volunteer at the naval hospital on Mare Island. It wasnt long before she met the love of her life and became married to, Marine Pvt, Vincent (Jim) Pecorella who was being treated for wounds received at Guadalcanal. They had two children, James and Dennis.
A child of the depression, she often spoke of the rigors of farm life while they lived in Fresno. The stories revealed hardships as well as joyful experiences of Italian immigrant families working hard together and also playing hard together. The first generation children, of which Stella is a part, used that same spirit of cooperation to help the communities where they lived. They serve as an inspiration to their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Stella is survived by her two sons, Jim and Dennis. In addition she also leaves behind four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A Memorial service will be on Jan 17th, 1 PM at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main Street, Vacaville, 95688, 707-448-6546.
In lieu of any flowers, Stella requested donations be made to Disabled American Veterans as follows:
By mail
DAV Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 Online:
Or Call 1-877-426-2838 Ext. 3302
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