Elisa (Giuliani) DiGiovanni, 81, of Bristol, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family that she loved so deeply on Friday, June 4, 2021. She was the wife of Guerino DiGiovanni, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage.
Born in Corvara, Italy on August 26, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Arturo and Maria (Luciani) Giuliani. Raised in Italy, she immigrated to the United States in 1970 where she raised her two sons and went to work for Wasley Products where she dedicated more than 35 years. At home, she was the consummate host, who was happiest when surrounded by her family and friends. She was the epitome of the traditional Italian mother and Nonna, who loved to cook and share her homemade specialties, with no one leaving her house on an empty stomach. Her passion for gardening and flower growing were evident and displayed proudly inside and outside of her home. She will be greatly missed, and will be remembered fondly for her profound love and kindness.
Along with her husband Guerino, she leaves her devoted sons and daughters-in-law, Mario and Ivana DiGiovanni and Frank and Linda DiGiovanni all of Bristol; her grandsons, Jerry DiGiovanni of Bristol and Justin DiGiovanni of Wethersfield; her sister Olimpia Dascanio and her husband Emilio of Plainville, her brothers and sisters-in-law, Fernando and Maria Giuliani of Terryville and Benito and Rosa Giuliani of Venezuela. She also leaves her sisters-in-law, Maria DiBuongrazio of Venezuela and Giovannina DiGiovanni of Florida; along with many nieces, nephews and extended family throughout the U.S., Europe and South America. She will also be missed by her feline companion, Smokey, with whom she shared a special bond.
Elisa’s family extends their sincerest gratitude to her caretakers Ella and Laura, to whom they are so grateful for their thoughtfulness and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to an organization that Elisa supported often, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Church, 120 Church Ave, Bristol. Committal services will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery Bristol. Family and friends may gather on Tuesday evening from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105