Joseph A. Giovinazzo
1955 - 2021
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Joseph A. Giovinazzo Well-known, respected dentist, beloved father and grandfather Joseph A. Giovinazzo, 65, a respected dentist and beloved father and grandfather, died Tuesday in Calvary Hospital, Bronx, from complications of cancer. The lifelong Staten Islander was born on October 22, 1955 to Frank and Isabelle Giovinazzo. He grew up in Great Kills and later settled in Heartland Village after marrying his high school sweetheart, Donna (nee Hartell), in 1980. A graduate of Monsignor Farrell High School, Dr. Giovinazzo earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Fairfield University and received his doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. After training in conscious sedation dentistry at the VA Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania and completing an internship at Staten Island Hospital, he went on to operate a private, family-focused dental practice in Heartland Village for 36 years. As "Dr. G.," he was well-known in the Staten Island community for his skill, dedication, and compassion for his patients, his family said. An active parishioner of St. Patrick's R.C. Church, Richmondtown, Dr. Giovinazzo enjoyed cooking, traveling, and following sports, especially the New York Yankees and Rangers. He was a devoted father to Frank and Allison, and he delighted in his role as Grandpa to Luke, Audriana, and Evan, his family said. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him for his good-natured humor and generous spirit, they added. Dr. Giovinazzo was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Donna, in 2015. Surviving are his son, Frank Giovinazzo (wife, Melissa); daughter, Allison Hill (husband, Brad); mother, Isabelle Giovinazzo; sister, Lorraine Giovinazzo; and three (soon to be four) grandchildren. Funeral from the Matthew Funeral Home Inc., 2508 Victory Blvd. departing at 9:15 AM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM in St. Patrick's R.C. Church, with entombment to follow in Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp. Family and friends may visit on Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 PM. Guests are welcome to stay for as much or as little time as they feel comfortable. The family kindly requests that masks be worn inside the funeral home and at Church. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Matthew Funeral Home 2508 Victory Blvd. Staten Island, NY (718) 761-5544

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Published in Staten Island Advance from Jun. 9 to Jun. 10, 2021.
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June 18, 2021
Dr G as he was so fondly called will be terribly missed. My late husband and I were patients since he opened his practice. I always enjoyed sharing stories with Dr G and Donna of our children and life when I went to the office. So much so that I continued to use Dr G after moving to Florida 16 years ago. My prayers and thoughts go out to his children and family. He was so proud of all of them. I’m just devastated by this sad news as I considered him a friend.
Barbi Igneri
Friend
June 14, 2021
Dr. Joe was a wonderful dentist, but more importantly a wonderful person.
He and his wife, Donna were two of the most soft spoken, kindest people I ever met. My deepest sympathy to their entire family.
Sincerely,
Diane Williamson

Diane Williamson
Friend
June 12, 2021
Dr G was my dentist for many years. He was an amazing, compassionate man who guided me through a complicated dental journey. Not only was he my dentist but a friend. I will always remember his kindness. He is already missed. My condolences to his children, his mom and his family. Rest In Peace Dr. G.
Lorraine Yanoscak
Friend
June 12, 2021
Dr G was my dentist for many years. He was an amazing, compassionate man who guided me through a complicated dental journey. Not only was he my dentist but a friend. I will always remember his kindness. He is already missed. My condolences to his children, his mom and his family. Rest In Peace Dr. G.
Lorraine Yanoscak
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June 9, 2021
Not only was Dr. G .,my Dentist,but was a personal friend. I had the pleasure of knowing him when he was in Monsignor Farrell with my son James. He will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to the family. Vito. Vitiello
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