CHAPUT, Virginia "Gini", 77 of Tampa, FL, died Monday February 18, 2013, surrounded by members of People of Praise, who have cared for her needs for many years. She was born in Tampa on Feb 29, 1936, where she lived and attended school, graduating from the Academy of the Holy Names in 1953. In the 1970's she worked with Fr. Rick Thomas and The Lord's Ranch, serving the poor in El Paso and Juarez Mexico. She has been a member of People of Praise, a covenant Christian community for over 30 years, first in South Bend, IN and then in Tampa, FL. Gini was preceded in death by her parents Thomas B. Castiglia, Sr., Althena Barrs Castiglia, and brother Thomas B. Castiglia, Jr. Survivors include nephews Thomas Castiglia III, Stephen Castiglia, and niece Patricia Castiglia. Funeral mass is Friday March 1 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL. Interment is Monday March 4 at 10 a.m. at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5233 118th Avenue N. Clearwater, FL. 33760. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to "People of Praise - Action" (memo: "In memory of Gini Chaput"), c/o Tom Brophy 3229 W Fountain Blvd, Tampa FL 33609.
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Published in TBO.com on Feb. 28, 2013