Giovanna De Lia

Giovanna De Lia

Tuesday, March 25th, 1930 - Saturday, October 5th, 2019
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Giovanna De Lia, 89, of the Bronx, New York, passed away on October 5, 2019. She was born on March 25, 1930 in the Bronx, New York to Nicola Attalienti and Filomena Caldarola. Giovanna married Michael De Lia on December 27, 1948. She was a customer service support specialist for Michael C. Fina, Inc. from 1977-1990, as well as a homemaker.

Giovanna is survived by her children, Edward (Antonella) De Lia of White Plains, NY, Paul (Lucia) De Lia of Croton-on-Hudson, NY, and Adriana De Lia (companion Brad Morris) of Astoria, NY; grandchildren Michael, Giovanni, Sergio, and Francesca; and her sister Adele De Ruvo of Ruvo di Puglia, Italy. She is predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her sister, Margherita Attalienti.

Giovanna was a devoted wife and mother who loved her family dearly and never hesitated to make sacrifices for them. She was a world class cook and baker, and accomplished everything to the highest standard – in the kitchen, as a cub scout den leader, or at work - and with the utmost attention to detail, setting an example for her children. She even learned to use an iPad in her final years. Giovanna had a special devotion for Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, and was a lover of music who also introduced her children to the finer things in life, like opera and Italian culture, even though she only had an elementary school education.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Giovanna’s name to Catholic Charities USA, the American Heart Association, or the American Red Cross.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home Inc.
    491 Mamaroneck Ave.
    White Plains, New York 10605
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  • Service

    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 10:00am
    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
    92 South Lexington Ave
    White Plains, NY 10601
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 11:30am
    Ferncliff Cemetery Association
    280-284 Secor Rd.
    HARTSDALE, NY 10530
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Famiglia Sergio Torelli

Posted at 12:43pm
Carissimi Amatissimi Indimenticabili e non dimenticati Edward, Paul e ADRIANA,
ho appreso solo adesso della scomparsa della Zia GIANNA che è stata in vita amatissima Figlia, amatissima Sorella, amatissima Sposa, amatissima Madre, amatissima Nonna ed anche amatissima mia Zia acquisita.
Ho negli occhi il Suo sorriso sempre gentile e benevolo, la Sua amabilità sempre oltre ogni immaginazione.
Le ho voluto tanto ma tanto bene come ne voglio a Voi tutti e alle Vostre Famiglie.
Siete rimasti Voi a testimoniare le tante qualità di Vostra Madre e quelle del pari tanto belle di Vostro Papà Michele che colgo l'occasione per ricordare con tanto affetto e nostalgia.
Il giorno sette ottobre 2016 ci ha lasciati Mia Madre: spero che lassù si facciano compagnia con la solita elegante allegria e signorilità che Le ha sempre contraddistinte.
Vi voglio bene e spero di incontrarVi presto,
Sergio Torelli,
con Monica Francesca Paola,
Adele Maria Maddalena,
Sara Luisa Camilla

Dearest Beloved Unforgettable and not forgotten Edward, Paul and ADRIANA,
I only learned now of the disappearance of Aunt GIANNA who was very much loved in life Daughter, beloved Sister, beloved Bride, beloved Mother, beloved Grandmother and also beloved my acquired Aunt.
I have in my eyes tje always kind and benevolent her smile, her lovable amiability always beyond imagination.
I loved her as much, but as much, as I love the entire Family De Lia - Attalienti, You and all your families.
You have remained to witness the many qualities of your Mother and those equally beautiful of your Dad Michele that I take this opportunity to remember with much affection and nostalgia.
On October 7, 2016, My Mother Maddalena left us: I hope that up there they will keep company with the usual elegant cheerfulness and elegance that has always distinguished you.
I love You and hope to meet You soon,
dearly, Sergio Torelli,
with Monica Francesca Paola, Adele Maria Maddalena and Sara Luisa Camilla

Joy Piscopo

Posted at 03:32pm
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We pray that in this difficult time, the love of God shelters you and mend the pain as you move forward. She will be missed. With deepest sympathy and love - Joy and Ron Piscopo

Grazia, Angela, Nino Cantatore & Family

Posted at 01:58pm
With loving memories of Gina De Lia - Our prayers and deepest sympathy from all of us.
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The Verde Family

Posted at 08:30am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Rich & Naomi Gagliano

Posted at 04:13pm
Dear Edward & Antonella, Please accept our deepest condolences for Mrs. DaLia.
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