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Adelina Anna Spaventa

1923 - 2015

Spaventa, Adeline Anna. August 1, 1923 – January 8, 2015. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, “Addie” Spaventa spent most of her life as a homemaker in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. She worked for the John Hancock Insurance Company for 15 years after her husband John, died in 1965. Addie loved dancing and music. She watched “Dancing With the Stars,” her favorite program on television, religiously. She also loved New York City and Italian cooking. On January 10, 2005 Addie came west to Santa Barbara to join her sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. It was then she hung up her dancing shoes. She is survived by her brother, Edward Somma, her two sons, Louis Spaventa and Jon Spaventa, and six grandchildren: Louisa Jackson Spaventa, John Spaventa, Kathryn Spaventa-Vancil, Andrew Spaventa, Juli Spaventa, and Sara Spaventa,

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