Father Gene Speno, 84, was called to his eternal rest on July 15 in Palm Desert after a lengthy illness.
Fr. Speno was born on December 7, 1929 in Bell Gardens to Louis and Anna (Giambrone) Speno. He was Baptized and raised in St. Malachy Parish in Los Angeles. He entered the junior seminary for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in September 1945, He was ordained to the priesthood on March 19, 1960 by Most Reverend Charles Francis Buddy for the Diocese of San Diego.