Lena Accornero Magnani, Class of 1938

The daughter of Italian immigrants, Lena Accornero married Attilio “Babe” Magnani after graduating from Tech. Their marriage lasted 70 years. She proudly served as a chauffeur-mechanic for the U.S. War Department during World War II and then after the war, worked in her husband’s family’s locally famous retail poultry business, Magnani’s. Later she took a position with Breuner’s where she worked for 20 years until her retirement. She was a past president of the Temescal Optimist Club and a member of both the Colombo Club Women’s Auxiliary and the Italian Catholic Federation.