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Giovanna Piazza


1919 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Giovanna Piazza Obituary


Giovanna (Interlande) Piazza, 94, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Thomas Piazza, passed away peacefully on Thursday (May 1, 2014). Born in Avola, Provincia di Siracusa, Sicily on September 14, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Toscano) Interlande. Giovanna worked at Royal Typewriter and Underwood Typewriter as a machinist. She loved cooking, crocheting and gardening, but her family brought her the most joy. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she will be dearly missed by her children, Joseph Piazza and his fiancé Theresa Tostarelli of East Hartford and Josephine "Pina" Piazza-LaRosa of Farmington; six adored grandchildren and their spouses; many cherished great-grandchildren; her sister, Grazziela Coco of Italy; her daughter-in-law, Margaret Piazza of East Hartford, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members in the U.S., Canada and Italy. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her beloved son, Paul Piazza; her brother, Vincenzo Interlande and her sisters, Margaret Piazza, Anna Cuccurulo, Tanina Vinci and Concetta Passati. A special thank you to the staff at Ellis Manor and Masonicare for their care and compassion. Funeral services will leave Tuesday (May 6) at 9:15 a.m. from the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Luke's Church, 66 Bolton St., Hartford. Entombment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Donations in Giovanna's memory may be made to the , 2075 Silas Deane Hwy., Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopo.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant from May 3 to May 4, 2014
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