Sharon Marianne Accardo, a 49 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the age of 73. Sharon was born and raised in Chicago, IL, moving to southern California as a teenager with her mother Freda Crowe and sister Gloria. She attended Morningside High School in Inglewood. On February 13, 1960 she and Salvadore Accardo were married. Sharon will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was happiest planning for the holidays, entertaining and visiting, always ready to tell stories, talk, and laugh. She loved her many arts and crafts projects, especially crocheting. She enjoyed being a member of the Redondo Beach Senior Center at Perry Park. For over 30 years she shared fun, laughter, and good times with her neighborhood Bingo Club. Sharon is survived by her devoted husband Sal; four children: Terri Ryan Newill (Bill), Cathie Urbina (Joe), Michael Accardo (Andrea), and Tony Accardo; eight grandchildren: Ryan Newill, Daniel, Nicole, and Natalie Urbina, Andrew, Amanda, and Kyla Accardo, and Dessica Accardo; her sister Gloria Freese; nephews and nieces: Steven Freese, the Hill Family – Lorie, Ted, April, Cody, Tyler, and Mason, and the Zingales Family – Johnny, Debbie, Shania, and Vincent; and her beloved dog, Gina. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11AM with a luncheon reception following until 2:00pm.

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  1. My deepest sympathy to Sal and the Accardo family. I will always remember the great fun-loving, kind, funny, and smart person that she was. There were so many years that she came to our house after playing volleyball with my mom, Betty, to play Password. I always enjoyed her company and remember thinking how funny it was that she was nearer my age than my mother’s. Eventually she and I had children that played together, Tony and Jessica. Sal and Sharon were at my wedding reception and we were worried she was going to go into labor with Tony. She didn’t want to miss the party!! I’m smiling now just thinking of her. We were all lucky to have her in our life.
    Sue Schilling

  2. My sympathy to the Accardo family. I met Sharon through the Vint family and got to know her even better as she worked for Robin and I with Riviera Domestic Service. She truly loved people and we had many laughs and giggles together. Her family was her life as it should be. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.
    Kay Cotter

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