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Marion H Giovanelli

June 4, 1924 ~ February 10, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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Marion Giovanelli, (June 4, 1924 - Feb. 10, 2024) passed away just shy of her 100th birthday. She was born in New Haven CT, and lived in West Haven for most of her life. She lived the last 8 years in Clinton, CT. She was predeceased by her parents Frank and Josephine Marchese, her husband of 68 years Tony Giovanelli, and her sister Ellen Carpentier and husband Carmen, and brother John Marchese and wife Rose.  She leaves behind her children Carol Lewis (Walter) and Paula Zimmer (Peter) and her grandchildren Eli (Sugey), Zachary (Briar), Robin (Tim), Walter (Debbie), Lisa (Jeff), Richard (Tara) and several great grandchildren.

Marion was devoted to her family and loved large family and celebratory gatherings. She was a very enthusiastic person who brought life to every party. Marion loved to meet her kids’ friends and made them her own. She enjoyed summers at the beach, and on their boat, followed by cookouts in their large productive yard. She was always proud of her kids, grandkids, and extended family. She was curious about everyone’s latest adventure and loved to share those stories with others. She liked going to the casino with friends and family, although she never won, or lost, very much. Marion enjoyed dining out, especially at Italian restaurants. She was an avid UConn women’s basketball fan, and compared notes regularly with her son-in-law. Marion was a caring and generous person. She retired from Yale New Haven hospital, the last of several positions she held throughout her career. 

Services and visitation will be at Keenan Funeral home in West Haven on Monday, Feb 12 from 10:30 to 12, followed by burial at St. Lawrence Cemetery.  We thank the entire staff at Ocean Meadows for their loving care during the last year and a half of her life, and the attention she received from Accent Care. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude’s Childrens’ Hospital or a charity of your choice.

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February 12, 2024

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Keenan Funeral Home
238 Elm Street
West Haven, CT 06516


St. Lawrence Cemetery
280 Derby Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516


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