Neill Funeral Home


Freda J. Giovanis

12 December, 19256 May, 2021

Freda J. Giovanis, 95, of Harrisburg, passed away May 6, 2021 surrounded by loved ones at home to be in the arms of her God and to be with the love of her life, her husband, John G. Giovanis who passed away in 2001. Freda was born on December 12, 1925 to her parents John and Lillian Sempeles, in Winchester, Virginia. Freda has two sisters, Cia Gretes and Helen Jonson. Four brothers, Bill, Demo, George and Nick Sempeles. Bill and Nick preceded Freda in death. Freda Giovanis was a 1944 graduate of John Handley High School, in Winchester, VA. Freda and John Giovanis were married June 23, 1946 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA. They were married for 55 years. Freda Giovanis is survived by her three children, George, Ted and Donna and her daughter-in-law, Joan Giovanis. Freda has two grandsons, John and Chris. John and his wife Ashlee live in Pittsburgh. Chris and his wife Kate live in York. Freda has four lovely great grandchildren. Freda was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Camp Hill and The Saint Catherine Philoptohos Society. On Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Services will be held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1000 Yverdon Dr., Camp Hill. Viewing is at 10:00 AM followed by the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in the East Harrisburg Cemetery, Penbrook. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral or Residential Hospice and Homecare 100 Sterling Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.


  • George Giovanis, Son
  • Ted Giovanis, Son
  • Donna Giovanis, Daughter
  • Joan Giovanis, Daughter-in-law
  • John Giovanis (Ashlee), Grandson
  • Chris Giovanis (Kate), Grandson
  • Freda is also survived by four great grandchildren, two sisters, Cia Gretes and Helen Jonson, and two brothers, Demo Sempeles and George Sempeles.

    In addition to her parents; John and Lillian Sempeles, Freda was preceded in death by her husband, John Giovanis, and two brothers, Nick and Bill Sempeles.

  • Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
  • Residential Hospice & Homecare


  • Viewing

    Tuesday, 11 May , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, 11 May , 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, 11 May , 2021


Freda J. Giovanis

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Alisa Nicoara

7 May 2021

May you find comfort in the time you spent together. ❤️ We will keep your family in our prayers. May her memory be eternal.
Alisa, Alexandra, & Christopher Nicoara

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