Benmayor, Stella Saragossi
Born in New York on May 11, 1918 to Sephardic immigrants from Salonika and Volos, passed away at her home in Long Beach, CA on Nov. 6, 2013. She was 95.
A devoted mother and family historian, Stella loved music. She sang in the Temple Menorah choir in Redondo Beach, and later in the Long Beach Women’s Music Club. She was an executive secretary for Sperry Gyroscope and Gyro Sales in San Pedro, CA. Her first languages were Ladino and English, and later she became fluent in modern Spanish.
She is survived by her daughter Rina Benmayor; her Saragossi family in Brisbane, Australia; many Fraggi and Saragossi cousins in California, Florida, and New York; and her devoted caretakers. Her love, her laugh, and her sweetness will be deeply missed. May she rest in peace.
Services Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Hillside Memorial Park Mortuary (800) 576-1994.