Loretta G. Lopez

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Loretta G. Lopez July 27, 1925 – May 7, 2008 Loretta had an iron will and believed there's no entitlement, just work hard and be honest. Her integrity graced the lives of everyone she knew. She was born in Maine, moved to Connecticut, and lived independently at an early age. She married, and like other World War II wives, worked in a factory building aircraft parts. Throughout her first marriage she worked hard jobs, waitress, factory, assembly. After moving to Torrance in 1959 and later her second marriage to Joseph Lopez, she became a full-time homemaker. She loved playing cards, taught her children to play cribbage so she could "skunk" them, played pinochle at the Senior Centers and loved to win. She had a wide circle of family and friends from her involvement with PTA, soccer, neighborhood activities, especially enjoying her special outings with her friends. Loretta was preceded in death by her second husband: Joseph, son: Robert Bresnan, and sister: Pauline, and special friend: Ria. We will miss her dearly: Children: (Kathy, daughter-in-law), Carla (Henry), Roger, Remi, Rory (Chie), Tina (Vance); Grandchildren: Travis (Judy), Zachary (Lisa), Justine (Mark), Briana, Morgan, Jason, Michelle, Ryan, Joseph, Zoe; Great Grandchildren: Neil, Alexander, Nicolas, Tristen, Parker, Lucas. Sisters: Bertha and Rita, brother-in-law: Remi (Geneve) and special friends: Dorothy, Teri, Alice and Maureen. Memorial service: Saturday, May 17, 11:00 am at Pacific Crest Cemetery Chapel, 2701 – 182nd St., Redondo Beach, CA 90278, 310-370-5891

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  1. Loretta, Sassy, Brassy and oh such a big heart. Special had made gifts at Christmas…and boxes of See’s candy and her famous homemade fudge…a tradition. Fond memories of holiday gala’s and riding a limo to celebrate a special Anniversary with Loretta & joe. Vanity was not Loretta’s forte’…but she looked marvelous…and younger than her years…with dark thick hair…and no sign of gray…A simply amazing gal..I’m so glad to have enjoyed her in my life. …Helen

  2. The gift of friendship is one of the most precious gift one human being can bestow on another. I was fortunate enough to have Loretta bestow that gift on me for 36 years. I shall never forget her as long as I live nor will I forget the many experiences we shared together with friends. I’ll miss our little trips, I’ll miss her not being there at our Sunday concerts and picnics at Polliwog park with Teri. We were there for one another through good times, bad times and all the in between times. Most of all, I will miss just picking up the phone to hear her say “what you doin'” So go with God, my dear, dear friend. Say Hi to all of our loved ones who have gone before us-tell them how much we miss them! Enjoy your eternal rest-you earned every minute.

  3. I am so sorry to hear that there is another loss in the family. I only met Loretta a few times and liked her very much – Carla is a wonderful person and I give Loretta credit for that along with rasing five other children she brought up in hard times. Loretta is in good hands now.

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