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Sarah "Mamaw" Collura Accardo
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Birth: Sep. 7, 1911
Lake Charles
Calcasieu Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Oct. 5, 2011
Jefferson County
Texas, USA

Sarah Accardo, "Mamaw", 100, of Beaumont, Texas, died Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at Summer Place Nursing and Rehabilitation in Beaumont.

She was born September 7, 1911, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Mary Latino Collura and John Collura, and had been a lifelong resident of the Beaumont area.

Sarah married Nick Accardo on November 12, 1933, and to this marriage three children were born, Carmelene, Nickey, and Carl. In her early years, Sarah worked at S.H. Kresses, and then later retired from The Fair Store. Nick and Sarah also owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store, Accardo Grocery and Market on Avenue G in Beaumont from 1943 until 1961. On February 8, 1995, Sarah lost the love of her life.

Her faith in God was very important to her. Sarah said her prayers daily, not just at night but during the day too. She was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church; and a lifetime member of Ladies Altar Society and Sacred Heart.

Sarah celebrated her 100th Birthday on September 7, 2011. A wonderful party was held Saturday, September 10th at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Nickey and Carol. Over one hundred family members and friends attended the party and she was so excited and happy to see everyone. It was such a special day for her and all attending.

Survivors include her daughter, Carmelene Sandidge and her husband, Louis of Navasota; sons, Nickey Accardo and his wife, Carol of Beaumont, and Carl Accardo and his wife, Betty of Houston; nine grandchildren, Shirlene Mahoney, Elizabeth Sandidge, Clint Sandidge, Chris Accardo, Shannon Accardo, Lindsey Accardo, Alison McCown, Ashley Accardo, and Amy Accardo; eight great-grandchildren, Maegan Elizabeth Mahoney, Jacob Everett Garza, Madeline Grace McCown, Nathan Louis Sandidge, Sadie Belle Jacobs, Kelsey McCown, Kenny McCown and Christian McCown.

Source: Broussard's Mortuary, Beaumont, Texas; October 6, 2011 
Family links: 
  Mary Latino Cileste (1890 - 1925)
  Nick Accardo (1908 - 1995)*
  Lena Elizabeth Collura Marino (1907 - 1995)*
  Josephine C Falco (1909 - 1996)*
  Sarah Collura Accardo (1911 - 2011)
  Lucas Celeste (1917 - 1993)*
  Joseph Anthony Celeste (1919 - 1999)*
  Rose Mary Celeste Eagleson (1921 - 2008)*
  Antonio Cileste (1925 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home
Jefferson County
Texas, USA
Created by: Judy Blacksher
Record added: Oct 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77689242
Sarah Mamaw <i>Collura</i> Accardo
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Sarah Mamaw <i>Collura</i> Accardo
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Sarah Mamaw <i>Collura</i> Accardo
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- Judy
 Added: Oct. 6, 2011

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