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MORRIS PLAINS - Jennie Giacchino Villani, 85, recently of Morris Plains, died suddenly Dec. 25, at Morristown Medical Center.
Jennie was a first generation American, born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. She moved to Sussex County in 1962, where she lived for 20 years before her retirement to Port Richey, Fla. A waitress for most of her life, she had worked in several local restaurants, including the Plaza, Hampton House, Central, and Barriers Reef. Jennie always had a love for learning, especially through reading and enjoyed traveling, which she did upon retirement.
Jennie was predeceased by her parents, John and Anna Benben; her first husband, James Giacchino; her second husband, Lee Villani; her son, Thomas Giacchino; and her great-granddaughter, Kayla Giacchino. She is survived by her sons, James Giacchino and wife, Sharon, and Rick Giacchino and wife, Darlene; her daughter-in-law, Kathleen Giacchino; her grandchildren, Christina Caravello and husband, Tom, Melissa Koskinen and husband, Todd, Jacob Giacchino and wife, Monika, Brian Giacchino and wife, Cami, Andrew Giacchino, Tiffany Giacchino, and Alex Giacchino; her great-grandchildren, Dylan, Cole, Phoenix, Julia, Hadrian, Korra and Ryleigh; her longtime friend, Frank Smith; and her niece Susan Rich, and nephew John Choma, and many other nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Newton Cemetery in Newton at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton. Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Jennie's large circle of family and friends for their love and support. You truly brightened her world.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Dec. 31, 2017
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