DOWNEY - Isabelle Diliberto passed away Dec. 3 in her Downey home.Born Aug. 8, 1920 in the original Downey Hospital on 5th Street, she never moved from her hometown. Daughter of Downey pioneers, Antonio and Angelina Diliberto, Isabelle went through the Downey schools, graduating with her high school class of 1939. Later, during World War II, she worked at the Vultee Aircraft plant. She participated in the management of the small shopping center which the Dilibertos developed from the family farm on the corner of what is now Paramount Boulevard and Florence Avenue. She is survived by her sister, Grace Diliberto; niece, Carolyn Diliberto; nephew, Edward Diliberto; and numerous grand nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Dec. 8 with final resting place at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.
********** Published: December 9, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 34