Giovanna Giovannucci (Forgione), lovingly known by her family as Nonna, age 96, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 1, surrounded by family and loved ones.
Giovanna was predeceased by her husband, Guido (Pop) and her son, Panfilo (Charlie). She is survived by a son, Luciano (Lou) and his wife, Mary (Johnson) Giovannucci, of Livingston, N.Y. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Dr. Luciano (Louie) and wife, Tina (Thomas), of Allegan, Mich., Carl and wife, Erin (Kopec), of Hudson, N.Y., Charles and wife Katie (Hancock) of Wethersfield, Conn., and Catherine (Katie) Giovannucci of Allegan, and seven great-grandchildren.
Giovanna was born in Prezza, Italy, and immigrated with her family to the United States in 1960 and settled in New Britain, Conn., until 1985 when they retired to Livingston, N.Y. She was an avid seamstress and gardener and an incredible cook.
Calling hours will be at Bates and Anderson, 110 Green St., Hudson, N.Y. 12534 Sunday, March 4, 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Hope Church, 8074 State Route 22, Copake Falls, N.Y. 12517 Monday, March 5 at 11 a.m. Burial will be at The Church of the Nativity, Linlithgo, N.Y., immediately following the Funeral Mass.