Louise M. Laurino passed away Thursday, June 7th, at the age of 80.

Laurino had lived in the Venice and Marina del Rey areas for the past 50 years.

She was an active member of both the Mar Vista and Westchester Senior Citizen Centers, having served as president of the Mar Vista Senior Center since January, her family said.

Laurino is survived by her four sons, Larry, Michael, Jeff and Mark and their families; her daughter, Diane; and her Chihuahuas, Romeo and Bella, described as her “fur” children.

In lieu of flowers or acknowledgements, the family says that memorial donations in her honor may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

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