Georgine Cialdella

November 24, 1935November 10, 2020

Georgine Jenicke Cialdella, 84, of Indianapolis, passed away on November 10, 2020.

Georgine was born in Shenandoah, PA to Helen and George Jenicke on November 24, 1935. She married (Ronald Cialdella) on (April 25, 1959) in Blue Island, IL. Georgine graduated from St Mary’s Nursing School in Brooklyn, NY and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the College of St. Francis. She served in the Navy from 1956-1958. Georgine retired from St. Vincent Hospital after 42 of service to patients and families. She was an active member of St. Michael the Archangel Church for 55 years. Her passions included caring for others, reading, traveling, visiting with friends and the ever-giving beauty of the trees. Dog treats were never in short supply for all of her four legged friends that made countless visits in return for the joy they brought her.

Georgine was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years and her parents.

She is survived by Denise Cialdella Giddens (Phillip), Matthew Cialdella, David Cialdella (Sherry), RJ Cialdella (Randi) sisters Eileen Badman (Fred) and Celeste Salamida (Dominick), 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Outdoor visitation will be on November 28, 2020 from Noon-1:00PM at Crown Hill Cemetery Field of Valor with a Catholic Committal service at 1:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the following: Indiana Forest Alliance(,Our English Setter Rescue( or charity of choice in her honor.



28 November

Outdoor Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Crown Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery

Field of Valor (Section 213)

700 W. 38th St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

28 November

Committal Service

1:00 pm

Crown Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery

Field of Valor (Section 213)

700 W. 38th St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

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Betsy Summers

November 25, 2020

I first met Denise's mom when we were in college together in 1981. We drove up to Indianapolis from Bloomington to get supplies for our Spring Break road trip to Florida. Ron provided us with the tent, beer, and hangover tips, while Georgine issued safety advice.

Over the next 40+ years, as Denise and I have remained great friends, Georgine became like a 2nd mom to me.

After Ron died and Denise selflessly took over the care of her mother, I know that Georgine appreciated everything Denise did. She may have had difficulty saying it, or even showing it, because Denise was always there; but I believe Georgine had an abundance of love for her first born and only daughter.

Barbara Russo

November 23, 2020

How wonderful to be George's children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren! Plus to be one of her dogs!! I knew Georgine when St. Vincent Ascension Indianapolis on 86th Street had first opened and was a brand new hospital. She, like all of us nurses, loved the new building and "grew up there" thriving when Lynne O'Day was our Vice President of Nursing. Georgine was a wonderful, knowledgeable and skilled R.N. She had a great sense of humor which she freely shared with her patients and co-workers and made her a favorite. She always made time to be with her patients and barely ever sat down to rest during her shift.
How proud you must be of her career of life- long giving, learning and caring !
Sincere Condolences to you her Family.
Barbara L. Russo R.N.

Mary Evans

November 21, 2020

Georgine was a ray of sunshine in our Traditions neighborhood. Always willing to try something new and at the ready to lend a hand should someone need her. It was an honor and privilege to serve her. We will miss her so much!

Loretta Daum Kearney

November 21, 2020

Walking the halls of SMH so long ago, who would have thought our friendship would last 67 years? Thank you for your visits to Long Island and to the SMH reunions. Although visits were far and few between, our friendship provided us with lasting memories. Thank you for being a roommate, bridesmaid at my wedding and hosting Steve and Steven when they went to the Super Bowl in Indianapolis.
Now that you have gone to meet Our Savior, you can have a reunion with so many of our classmates. My prayers are for you and your family. Rest in peace my friend.

Sharon C

November 15, 2020

I am a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church which is where I met Georgine. Our church would have times during the year when those who had been in the military were recognized. I always felt this did not apply to me because I was a reservist who had not been in combat and had always been stateside. During one of those times of recognition, I told this to Georgine. She told me I had served in the military, had given my time, so I counted too. I have always thought about that. Thank you, Georgine.
My prayers are with her family and friends.

Candy W

November 12, 2020

I was only fortunate enough to know you the last few years of your life here on earth. But I do know that you are strong in your faith and of what is now ahead and in store for you.
I will think of you often because of the advice and memories that you shared with me.
That night on Halloween, 57 years ago, must have been a real doozy. St V’s had one very special RN working that night.
She’s a rock star in my book.
My prayers are with your family for strength through this time of great mourning.
Peace and Love.


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