DOWNEY - Lucy Guastella, a local realtor for nearly 40 years and active member of the community, died Aug. 18 at the age of 82.She was born Sept. 30, 1927 in Sicily, Italy and was a resident of Downey for 59 years. She was active with UNICO, Toastmasters, Soroptimist Club of Downey, Friends of the Downey City Library, Red Hat Society, Downey Newcomers Club, Meals on Wheels and the OLPH Catholic Women's Guild. Guastella was preceded in death by her husband, Dominic; parents, Rosaria and Benedetto Baimonte; sister and brother-in-law, Lily and Dominic Russo; and brother, Frank Baiamonte. She is survived by her four children, Marie (Randy) Howells, Rosanne (Nick) Baca, Margie (Darrick) Woolever, and Greg and Kara Guastella; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her sister, Margaret Gallo DiShanni; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass was held Aug. 25 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
********** Published: September 2, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 20