Lena F. Oliverio, age 86, born August 9th, 1922 in Fresno, CA. Our dear Lena passed away peacefully at Baptist Hospital surrounded by her family. She married her devoted husband Tony, and for almost 70 years their life together was a tribute to their Italian heritage and the American Dream. They successfully worked thru the Depression in San Francisco operating small businesses and acquiring Real Estate. They moved to Phoenix in l961 and continued raising their family and managing their investments. Lena was a loving and devoted Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend. She loved to play cards and games and take long walks. To all who knew her, her love for her family, her strength and courage would be her signature. Lena was an inspiration to all who knew her and will continue to be for years to come. She will be missed deeply and is survived by her husband Tony; sister Susie; 5 children; Ken, Louise, Steve, Dave and Joe; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Visitation will be at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral Service will be at 10:30am, Thursday, January 8, 2009 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be private.