Gattozzi & Son Funeral Home

12524 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, OH


Jennie Ciofani

June 17, 1925July 20, 2020

Jennie Ciofani, age 95, passed away peacefully July 20, 2020. She was born June 17, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio to Cesare and Maria Marucci.

Jennie moved to Centobuchi, Italy in 1932 where she lived until 1947 with her mother and three siblings while her father remained in Cleveland working to support them. When she returned to the U.S. after WWII she met Anthony and they married in 1949. Together they had three children. She was a devoted mother, homemaker and wonderful cook, especially Italian food. Upon her retirement from the Cleveland School Board’s Central Kitchens, Jennie embarked on a well-deserved retirement filled with golf, bowling, bocce, and shopping. She and Anthony were active members of Italian Sons & Daughters of America, University Lodge and she enjoyed going to all their “doings”. However, her greatest love throughout her life was her own family and her dear mother and siblings, Emma, Ada, and Edwin.

Jennie is survived by her beloved husband of 71 years, Anthony and loving children Diane Pisanelli (Fred), Lydia Walsh (Jimmy), and Ted. She also leaves behind her grandson, Collin Kraft and many nieces and nephews. Due to COVID there will be no visitation or funeral services. A private family Graveside Service and Entombment will be held at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chesterland.


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Darlene Logan Spencer

July 28, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go to you all, especially my godson Ted. I think of your parents very often, and treasure the memories of time spent with you all. I send a special greeting to Tony who I remember watching as he renovated my mother's house many times. Your parents were always the most generous and kind friends. Often my family was invited to your home to eat the delicious Italian cooking by Jenny. I know that it is because of my connection with your family that I was interested in all things Italian. I have been lucky to visit Italy many times in recent years. I am so sorry for your loss. She was an excellent wife, mother, and friend.

Beatrice Colage-Zukowski

July 24, 2020

My heartfelt sympathy to Tony for the loss of his beloved wife, Jennie.
I will fondly remember the many years of friendship Jennie and Tony shared with my parents.
Thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ciofani family,
Beatrice Colage-Zukowski

Pam Murray

July 24, 2020

Diane & Ted, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Jeannemarie Di Padova

July 23, 2020

What a beautiful lady! Her picture is just as I remember her. What a great group of friends: Tony and Jennie, Angie and Rich, and Jimmy and Alice. Jimmy and Alice are my parents, who send their deepest condolences. I remember get-togethers when we were young. The men played cards. The women went bowling or to a movie. Sometimes they just sat around the kitchen table and chatted while we kids (Lydia, Debbie and I) played in the bedroom with the record player. May the good memories comfort you, Tony, Diane, Lydia, and Teddy. I know my parents will miss Jennie and send you their love.
Jeannemarie (Mazza) Di Padova

Lucia Janoch

July 23, 2020

Dear Ted, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mom. I know you took such good care of her and your Dad. May you be comforted knowing she is at Peace. -Lucia

Rebecca Adrovet RN

July 22, 2020

Ted and Diane,
I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. I enjoyed getting to know Jennie while taking care of your parents. Jennie was a sweet woman. I am so thankful she shared such special memories and moments of her life with me. She will forever be remembered and missed.
Rebecca, RN Continuum Care Hospice


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