Dipane, Tanina Mary, a 54 year resident of Manhattan Beach, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 in Torrance. Born and raised in Birmingham, AL, Tanina married in 1955. She and her husband moved to Southern California where they eventually settled in Manhattan Beach and raised their family. Tanina was 88 when she died. She was a member of American Martyrs Catholic Church. "T" had a love for baking, cake decorating, cooking Italian food for her family and friends, playing cards and bingo. She also loved an occasional trip to Las Vegas. But, above all her biggest passion was her family. Tanina is survived by her three loving children, daughter, Rosemary Villa (Daniel) of Redondo Beach, CA; son, Vince (Roni) of Manhattan Beach, CA; son, Ben (Tina) of Coto de Caza, CA; and ten grandchildren, Tina, Dominic, Ben, Matthew, Megan, Molly, Ryan, Robert, Michael and Jonathan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Fred Dipane; parents, Ben and Mary Paternostro; brothers, Joseph Paternostro of Panama City Beach, Florida, and Louis Paternostro of Birmingham, Alabama .The Rosary and Vigil Mass will be celebrated at American Martyrs Catholic Church on Monday, September 12, 2011, at 6:30 PM followed by a gathering of family and friends in the Blessed Katari Room. There will be a private graveside service and burial for family on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Trinity Hospice Care or the Alzheimer's Foundation.

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  1. Rosemary..and family.Mom told me of your Mom’s passing… I don’t know if you remember me, but I went to school with you ,and was in Girl Scouts with you ..I hope you and your Family are doing Ok….Maybe we will see each other again at a high school reunion someday…Take Care…

  2. Rosemary, I was so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. The picture you chose for her obituary was lovely. It’s wonderful that she had TEN grandkids; lots of love between all, I’m sure. Even though you are in a rough spot right now, I hope you have had a happy life overall, and that your faith will be a comfort at this difficult time. I’m sorry I fell out of touch, Rosemary, and hope you will forgive me. Life has been a heck of a journey… Wishing you all the best, always, Love and Light, Susan

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