Serra, Carl C. of Redondo Beach passed away November 8, 2005 at home with his devoted wife of 59 years, Agnes by his side. Born in Star Junction, PA, Carl was 80 when he passed. One of his greatest loves was his participation in the Order Sons of Italy for which he was a past local, and State President. He was also a member of American Martyrs Catholic Church and The Knights of Columbus. Carl is survived by his wife, Agnes; son, Carl L. Serra (Donna) of Visalia, CA and their children, Ben, Krista, Brandin, Vanessa and Kaylie and their grandchildren Stephen and Seth; daughter, Gloria Serra of Torrance, CA and her children Nicole and Ryan. He will be remembered as a man that deeply loved his family and friends, his zest for having fun, and as someone that was always willing to lend a helping hand. We will miss him greatly and he will remain in our hearts forever. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Sunday, November 13, 2005 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a Vigil at 7:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Manhattan Beach on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carl C. Serra Scholarship Fund or Society to Aid the Retarded (S.T.A.R.).

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  1. Carl was a wonderful person! I remember when I would attend various events at the Sons of Italy along with the Picciano family that Carl always had a very warm, endearing and very accepting demeanor about him. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Serra family. God Bless….. Danny Archambault 310/644-0997 (h)

  2. Thanks for all you have done. The laughs, the help, the just being Carl. We’ll miss you and Love you. Steve and Dana

  3. We are very fortunate to have Carl as a friend and as a “Brother”. We will miss him, but he will never be forgotten. Our memory of Carl will always be filled with laughter, with dedication, with common sense, with joy, and with a deep appreciation of fellow mankind. We have these great lessons from the life of a special man.

  4. To my Compa Carl…I will miss your jokes and the way you made everyone around you laugh. You will be in my heart always

  5. I only knew Carl a short time, but he was like a second father to me. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved his family and friends dearly. I was lucky to have known him and will cherish the memories forever.

  6. Hi Gloria, We saw that your Dad passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bill & Susie Lippert

  7. I can still see Carl laughing with my father and all their friends on a Friday night at the Sons of Italy. He was a good man and I know my parents enjoyed having him as a friend. Hugs to all the Serra Family from the De Pillo Family

  8. Dear Aggie, Carl Lee & Gloria, I am so sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. There are so many wonderful memories I have of Carl and the love he had for my family throughout the years. I will always remember him playing polkas with his accordian at all of the weddings, family get togethers and Sons of Italy “doings”! That was the highlight of all of those events. He will always be dear to my heart as all of you are too. God bless your family as you go through this difficult time. Love and hugs to all of you, Cathy

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