April 22, 1926 – June 22, 2020
Gena Gizzarelli, age 94, passed away on Monday June 22, 2020. Gena was born on April 22, 1926 in New York.
Gena worked for McKesson-Robbins doing secretarial work. She was beyond proficient at short hand and could type 60 words per minute, which back in the day was very important for corporate executives. Gena was able to work her way up from a secretary to senior management. Eventually the family moved to Miami, Florida.
As the years passed, her hobbies changed with time. One constant, was her love for dancing. Gena even had the experience of dancing with Frank Sinatra back in New York. She always had a knack for cooking, entertaining, painting, knitting and crocheting. Later in life she learned to play golf and really started to enjoy that sport as well.
Gena is survived by her son, Gene Gizzarelli; her grandchildren, Lee Gizzarelli, Jay Gizzarelli, and Jamie (Brian) Eggers; and her great grandchild, Benjamin Eggers. She was preceded in passing by her husband, Jim Gizzarelli who passed away in 2009. The two were married in 1946. Gena was also preceded in passing by her son, James Gizzarelli.
Private services were held for Gena's family.