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Casey McCallum Rice South Shore Funeral Home

30 Nelson Avenue, Staten Island, NY

OBITUARY

Jeanne Gioia

June 8, 1934November 27, 2019
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Jeanne Gioia, 85, died on November 27, 2019.

Beloved mother of Susan and Anthony. Jeanne was devoted to her grandchildren Cerissa, Ralphie and Leanna as well as Step-Granddaughter Sarah.

She was married for 58 years to her husband, Steve.

She enjoyed singing in St. Clare’s Choir, volunteering with a Cerebral Palsy organization, watching vintage movies, going to Atlantic City, cooking for her family, and being a member of the Great Kills Swim Club.

Funeral from St. Clare’s Church on Saturday at 9:45AM followed by the interment in Oceanview Cemetery. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9PM.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, December 7, 2019

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Suzie Taylor Tarrant

December 8, 2019

Tony and Susan,

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a sweet lady. May your many happy memories help you get through this difficult time. Love you both.

Suzie

Tony (Anthony) Gioia

December 7, 2019

My Mom was kind of a humble person. She never thought she was beautiful. Where ever she went and whoever she had the chance to speak with she would brighten their day. A compliment about their clothes or how their jewelry accented their beautiful eyes. If she had already met them she would ask particular questions about their family or circumstances. Traveling with her it was common to see her brighten up a dozen or more lives in a day, clerks, ushers, nurses, drivers just everyone.. Then there was how she always encouraged, inspired and uplifted us her most loved ones. She was the best mother we could have ever been blessed with. And the most beautiful person I have ever met.

Andrea OLenick

December 7, 2019

I will always remember my Aunt Jeanne as a vibrant, loving, optimistic, stoic women. Her love over flowed providing comfort, laughter, and warmth to all. When she became I'll, Aunt Jeanne did not complain, did not want tears or sympathy, she was more concerned about the health and welfare of others providing comfort, love and laughter. She gave from her heart selflessly.
Aunt Jeanne always told me "Its all in the "JEANNE'S". I admired her strength, my role model and inspiration; teaching me to always fight the fight; giving up was not in her vocabulary. If you stumble, brush it off, get back in the ring and fight the next round. " This our family trait. Now I know where I get it from "Its in our Jeanne's"...
I will miss you and know you are one of our angels watching over us.
Your finally at peace; in the company of many of our loved ones that have passed. We will always hold you and the precious memories we shared close in our hearts. Gone for now but never forgotten...
I love and will miss you,

Your Niece Andrea