Lena Daidone of Lakeway, TX died on October 13, 2016 at the age of 101. Lena was born of Italian immigrants living in Newark, NJ and lived a long and happy life. Her father Pasquale Attanasio was a shoe-maker with his own shop. Lena's mother Antoinette (Cerqua) was at home with the family consisting of Joe, Nick and Gerard. They all lived in the back of the Shoe Shop in a small room for a few years until purchasing a multi-family home in Newark.
Lena met her husband Leonard (Leo) Daidone while working as a seamstress in a factory in Newark. They "kept company" for many years and finally marring on October 6, 1940. A few years later the first of three sons were born; John. Not long after came Gerardo and then Leonard.
Lena loved to cook, knit and crochet. She spent her younger years in the kitchen most days and in her later years producing many, many hats, scarves and blankets. While in TX she made dozens of hats and scarves that were given to Homeless by the local Loaves and Fishes ministry.
Lena leaves behind her son; John and his wife Laura (NJ), Gerardo and his wife Fran (PA) and Leonard and his wife Lisa (TX). In addition, she leaves behind eight (8) grandchildren and eight (8) great-grandchildren. In addition, during her many years on this earth she has graced many friends and acquaintances with her kindness and charm. Lena made many close friends in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas.
Lena will be missed by many however her memory will last forever in everyone she touched. We should rejoice with her passing because she is now at rest with her family in heaven. She longed to be with them for many years and she finally has achieved her desire.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to St. Jude Children Hospital (www.stjude.org) in memory of Lena Daidone.