Parreco, Eileen Teresa, a 61-year resident of Torrance, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2009 in Torrance. Born in Fort Lupton, CO, Eileen was 86 when she died. Eileen was a nurse's aid in Denver prior to enlisting into the U. S. Navy "Waves" during World War II. She underwent training at Hospital Corps School in Bethesda, MD. She was Honorably discharged as Hospital Apprentice First Class. She married her beloved Soldier, Sergeant Earl L. Parreco upon conclusion of the war and his return home from Germany, living happily married for nearly 50-years, until Earl's death in 1995. Eileen retired from Little Company of Mary Hospital as a Pharmacy Technician. She was an active member of St. Catherine Laboure since 1951 and served as a Stephen's Minister. Eileen was a Volunteer at Little Company Mary Hospital for the past 12-years until she fell ill 6-weeks ago. Her family and many friends will sorely miss her. Eileen was the ideal wife, mother and homemaker. She loved to tend her garden, to give to and receive the attention, love, and comfort of her family. Eileen leaves behind Daughter, Sue (Frank) Brunsmann of Placentia, CA, Son, Robert (Colleen) Parreco of Henderson, NV, Daughter, Rebecca Pulis of Scottsdale, AZ, Daughter, Mary (Frank) Yaeger of Torrance, CA, and 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by Mother, Mary Stieber, Father, Edward Stieber and Brothers James and Thomas Stieber. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Friday, August 28, 2009 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a Vigil service starting at 7:15 P.M. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Catherine Laboure Church on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services. Check back to view the online video tribute.

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  1. My Dear Mee-moo, I thank God for giving me the opportunity to see you last weekend. I don’t think it even fully occurred to me then how much you truly mean to me. I treasure the times we shared together and will continue to keep you in my heart forever. Although I feel lost right now without you, I rejoice in the fact that you are reunited with Papa in a world without discomfort. Thank you for being such a loving and caring role model to me and those who knew you. I love you, Mee-moo! Your loving grandson, Martin

  2. Dearest Mee-moo, May your reunion with your family and friends transcend the tears of those who miss you. No words could describe what you mean to me or the legacy you leave behind. You were strong in times of weakness, dedicated to those in need, and loving unlike any other. I aspire everyday to be more like you. I forever cherish every memory. I love you always.

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