Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
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.