Obituary of Rose G. Di Giovanni
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Rose Gilda Marino was born on Spring Street in one of Little Italy’s oldest buildings in 1932. She had a happy childhood with her sister, Isabel, brother, Vincent and father Carmine. Her mother Lena passed in the 1940’s when Rose was but eleven years old.
In 1950 she met Frank Joseph Di Giovanni who wooed her to the alter on April 25, 1954. They married at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, now Basilica, on Mott Street, a stone’s throw from her birthplace.
Rose lived in many places along the east coast, New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina. She liked to boast she had three children, each born in a different state.
On July 13, 2022 she suffered a serious stroke that paralyzed half of her humble form. Physicians at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City worked feverishly to reverse her condition but could not. After a full week at the famous trauma center she was transferred to Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton, New York near family and friends. She passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at noon with her family at her side.
Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 2PM to 4PM and 6PM to 8PM at Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton.
A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 11AM at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 25 Benton Avenue, Walton with Rev. Edward Golding, officiant. Burial will follow in Walton Cemetery, 55 Fancher Avenue, Walton.
Rose is survived by her loving family, her husband, Frank Joseph, daughter, Paula Hope of Walton, NY, sons, Frankie Carl of Riverdale, NY, Christopher Joseph of Walton, NY. She was predeceased by her brother, “James" Vincent Marino and sister, Isabell Tangredi.
She prayed to all saints but especially to St. Jude, St. Anthony, and St. Francis. Donations in Rose’s memory may be made to agencies affiliated with them.