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Giuseppe Barcellona

March 9, 1942 ~ November 26, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Giuseppe Barcellona Obituary

Giuseppe Barcellona, 81, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2023. Giuseppe was born number three of seven children to Francesco and Barbara Barcellona, Ramacca Sicily, on March 9, 1942. He immigrated to America at age 24 with $500 in his pocket, a limited elementary education and spoke no English. With grit and a determination we've never yet met in another, he built his Barcellona legacy. While living in the apartment building he built in Grover Beach, he began building his dream home. We've enjoyed this big house, the orchard, the countless parties and bonfires on his property and, of course, his barrels and barrels of homemade wine; grapes handpicked from right here on the central coast of California. He instilled in his three children core values – the most important being the belief in ourselves. He'd always say, with his crooked finger pointed in our faces, "NO BODY, NO BODY IS BETTER THAN YOU!" Guess what? We all believed it. He never took "no" for an answer and we've all prospered here in America for it. He was a loving husband, a devoted father, and a beloved grandfather. We love you Giuseppe, Dad, Grandpa, rest now in God's eternal embrace.

Giuseppe will live on forever in the memories of his beloved wife, Emily, his two sisters, Maria Barcellona Compagnino, Ramacca, Sicily, Zina Barcellona Russo, Cleveland, Ohio, his three children Barbara Barcellona Smith (Kyle), Miriam Barcellona Ingenito (Robert), Francesco Giuseppe "Joey" Barcellona (Joann), and seven grandchildren Giuseppe Antonino Barcellona, Emilia Marie Smith, Carolina Marie Ingenito, Thomas Alfred Barcellona, Jacqueline Olivia Ingenito, Brandon Kenneth Smith, and Brent Casey Smith, and countless cousins and friends.

All are welcome to attend the viewing December 8, 2023 from 4:00-6:00 p.m., the Rosary from 6:00-6:30p.m., and the memorial video from 6:30-7:00 p.m. at Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach, Ca., and the Funeral Mass December 9, 2023 from 10:00-11:20 a.m., and the entombment from 11:30 a.m.-12:00 noon at Old Mission Cemetery (& Chapel) in San Luis Obispo, Ca.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
December 8, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel
1239 Longbranch Ave.
Grover Beach, CA 93433

Recitation of the Rosary
Friday
December 8, 2023

6:00 PM
Marshall - Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel

Funeral Mass
Saturday
December 9, 2023

10:00 AM
Old Mission Cemetery Chapel
101 Bridge Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
December 9, 2023

Old Mission Cemetery
101 Bridge Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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