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DOWNEY – Grace Josephine Diliberto, a Downey native, born Feb. 14, 1925 in the original Downey Hospital on 5th Street, passed away on July 17 in Downey.
The youngest child of the pioneer Diliberto family whose home and acreage was located on the corner of what is now Florence Avenue and Paramount Boulevard, Grace graduated from Downey High School with the class of 1943.
Employed as a secretary for some years, she relocated to Corona del Mar and later to Palm Springs. Returning to Downey, she made her home on Cecilia Street where she spent her last years.
Grace was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. She is survived by a niece, nephew, scores of great-nieces and nephews, and many friends.
A rosary service and burial were conducted at Rose Hills Memorial Park.
Published: July 28, 2011 – Volume 10 – Issue 15