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VESTA AVELLINO Vesta Sophia Avellino, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2012. Vesta, 89, was a 32-year resident of Nevada. She was born April 10, 1923 in Willets, Calif., and married James Avellino in Tacoma, Wash. in 1944. Vesta was employed by the state of Massachusetts for 25 years. She was an administrative assistant to the superintendent of Public Health. In 1981, she and her husband retired and moved to Las Vegas, where she worked for several years as an office manager at Marion Cahlan Elementary School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Myrtle Deisenroth; her husband, of over 50 years, James Avellino; her sister, Veva Anderson; and her grandson, John Avellino. She is survived by her sons, Ken and Jay; grandchildren, Julie, Zhaia, Paul (Shelley), and Chris; great-grandchild, Aiden; sisters, Eva and Dulcie; nieces and nephews. Judy (John), Donna, Bob (Teri), and Rick (Kathy); grandniece, Amy (Emanouil); grandnephew, Tom; as well as numerous great-great-nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. An open house will follow from 5-10 p.m., at 6542 Barbary Circle.


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