Giovanna Melilli
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Obituary of Giovanna Melilli

Giovanna Melilli (nee Agosta), 97, formerly of Paterson, passed away on July 18, 2019. She was born in Pozzallo, Italy on May 6, 1922 to the late Carmelo and Rosalia (Buscema) Agosta. Before retiring, Giovanna worked as a seamstress with the ILGWU in Paterson. She was also a loving homemaker to her family. 

Giovanna was the beloved wife of the late Giuseppe Melilli until his passing in 1986. She was the cherished mother of Vincenza Pitino and Carmelo Melilli and his wife Beverly, the adored grandmother of Giovanni Pitino and his wife Kelli, Deanna Melilli and Sharon Formisano and her husband Marc and the great grandmother of Stella Formisano and Megan, Joseph and Michael Pitino. She was predeceased by her 3 brothers and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be Monday, July 22nd at 9:00am at Santangelo Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will immediately follow at 10:00am at Our Lady of Pompei Church, 70 Murray Ave., Paterson. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to

St. Jude Children's Hospital