Dora Giovannini

June 27th, 2015 1:31 am

First Posted: 1/6/2013

Dora Giovannini, 97, formerly of Exeter, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by her family.

Born in Jessup on October 25, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Sebastiano and Guiseppina Vispi Nardelli.

She was a graduate of Old Forge High School, Class of 1934.

She was a member of St. Barbara's Parish, Exeter.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph (Pete) Giovannini in 1989; siblings, Tina Ferretti; Raymond Nardelli; Anna Abbott and Anthony Nardelli; son-in-law, William Heapps.

Surviving are her children, Flora Heapps, Port Washington, NY; Frances Scatena and her husband, Louis Ronald, Phoenix, Arizona; Atty. Joseph Giovannini, Jr. and his wife, Joanne, Kingston; and Diana Giovannini and her husband Ralph Scafuro, Yatesville; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Rena Salerno, Jenkins Township; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Mercy Center, Dallas; the nursing staff at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and Dr. James Bruno for the excellent and compassionate care they provided to Dora.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8:45 a.m. from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Barbara's Parish, Memorial Avenue, Exeter. Entombment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Monday, January 7, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Mercy Center, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612.

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