Ludovica H. ‘Dewey’ Accordino, 94, of Clearfield died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College.
She was born Dec. 19, 1922, a daughter of the late Lorenzo and Silvia (Cipriani) Carella.
Mrs. Accordino was employed at many different businesses around the area, including the Clearfield Sons and Daughters of Italy and the Clearfield Curwensville Country Club.
She was also member of the St. Francis Catholic Church, Clearfield.
She adored her grandsons, John and Dominic. Her devotion to them was unmatched. She was an integral part of both of their lives.
She not only helped raise them, but she helped raise nieces, nephews, godchildren and any neighborhood kid who came to her house.
She was kind and giving. She opened her home, her arms and her heart to anyone and everyone. She always had a meal for anyone who came to her home and helped everyone she could.
She had a lot of love to give and shared what little she had with anyone in need. She will be missed by all who got a chance to know her.
She is survived by her son, Nicholas S. Accordino Jr. and his wife, Tracey of State College; four grandchildren, John Accordino, Dominic Accordino, Jade Utz and Dustin McCartin; numerous nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas S. Accordino Sr., on April 13, 1957.
She was also preceded in death by daughter, Sylvia Angeline Accordino; a foster son, Albert Joseph Buchko; and two brothers, Robert ‘Abe’ Carella and Carlo Carella.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Francis Catholic Church, Clearfield, with Msgr. Henry L. Krebs as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Clearfield.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield.
A Christian Vigil service will be held at 4:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN, 38105-3678.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.