Genevieve "Genny" Romano
September 19, 1932 – August 31, 2019
Genevieve (Genny) was born in Middletown Ct to Luigi and Rosaria Serra of Melilli Italy. She was the 7th of 9 children. She came to live in San Jose, California when she was 9 years old.
She met and fell in love with Thomas Romano of San Jose, Ca. They were married in May of 1953. They had 3 children, Vincent Romano (Dorris), Patricia Cooper (William) and Thomas Romano, Jr. (Renee). They were married for 66 years.
She started her career in late 60’s early 70’s in the semiconductor industry. By the late 70’s she was in charge of the International Customer Service for Fairchild Semiconductor for the Italian offices in Rome and Milan. After she retired from there she found her true calling working as a Special Education Teachers Aide for 12 more years. She loved working with the kids and they loved her!
Genny had 7 grandchildren that she adored. Adrienne, Andrea, Nick, Jamie, William Jr, Richard and Joseph.
Genny loved to travel to her home state of Connecticut every May for the Saint Sebastian Festival.
She had many nieces and nephews that she adored as well!
She loved to cook and bake. She loved people and would help everyone in any way possible.
She was a mother to all and a friend to many.
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Genevieve "Genny" Romano
September 9, 2019
My Sister law was a loving caring person. Great wife and Mother and master Cook and Baker. We loved to talk about all the fun we had on are camping trips fishing. Forever in are hearts love Sadie.
Rosalie Serra - Comporato
September 9, 2019
Auntie Gen was an amazing , caring , strong woman who loved to cook Italian food , visit with her children Patti , Vince, and Tom, as well as all her family . Auntie Gen was simply amazing in every way . She always had time to talk to different family members about anything that might have been troubling them .
Even though she had three kids , Auntie Gen let me come and live with her , my Uncle Tom Sr , Vince , Patti and Tom Jr for a year while I was in high school . That was one of the best years of my life .
I learned so much from Auntie Gen about our family and the Italian culture . I will forever miss you Auntie , I will forever love you , I was fortunate to have the best aunt in you that anyone would have ever wished for in the whole world . God bless you .
Love , Rosie
September 8, 2019
Patty I want to say how sorry I feel so bad for you and your family,going through all that you have gone through with your mom.She was a very loving and caring person and when it came to it,she would do what ever she could for those who came to her, for that she's an angle.I remember growing up and having issues with my parents,she would say,if you need someone to talk to, I am here for you if you need me,and there are alot of nieces and nephews who new she was there for us.She lived to have a fulfilling and fruitful life.She got to see all three of her children get married, to have loving grandchildren, and to see her children prosper in life. She was able to see the joy and fulfillment in her life, now she is in a better place with her family in Heaven, along with our Heavenly Father were all angels go, and she well be one of the angels he has, now it's adjusting to the change,and, she is still there for you and when things get tough , she is there for you, just call out to her like any mother she well be there for you, and Patty my dear you are the glue that holds this family together. You are Awesome and Strong person Patty and going through what you have only shows you are Bless .I Love You,God Bless,AMEN and AMEN.
September 5, 2019
One would be hard pressed to find another woman who exemplified everything that is cherished in the Italian culture ...... a strong woman with a huge heart that treated everyone like family and lived life to the fullest. I've seen those same qualities in every one of her children and in my mind at least ....that is her legacy.
My condolences to Chuck, Vince, Patti and Tom.
September 2, 2019
My aunt Gen was a loving and caring person who always had time for those who needed someone to listen and she always showed kindness and consideration. She took my younger brother on many of their camping trips and he was always look forward to another adventure with the Romano family. Loving mother of Vince, Patty and Tom and my Uncle Tom (aka Chuck). She will be forever remembered for her outgoing personality and how she made the world a better place while she was with us. But she is in a better place now with her brothers and sisters, her parents and sister in laws and brother in laws. She will be missed but forever remembered and loved. She was one of a kind.