Laurene Antastasi, long-time resident of Manhattan Beach, died suddenly on March 21st at the age of 73. She was a native Californian, born to Edith and Lorene Mayer. She was one of six sisters. Her two surviving sisters are Delores (& Jimmy) Adare of Downey and MaryJo Mayer of Venice. Laurene grew up in Inglewood and met her future husband, Lloyd, at a CYO dance sponsored by St. John's. They dated approximately one year, were married and would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary next month. Laurene loved her family, grandchildren and her garden. She was a devoted parishioner of American Martyrs Catholic Church and was involved in many church ministries. Laurene will be greatly missed by her husband, Lloyd and their three children: Andrew Anastasi of Chatsworth and wife Candice and their children Emily and Wesley; Janel Russell of Hesperia and Myron Antastasi of Torrance and his wife Julia and their children Kaylin and Jonathan. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 28th at 10:00am by Msgr. John F. Barry at American Martyrs Catholic Church, 624 15th St., Manhattan Beach, CA. Interment will be at Holy Cross.

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