Obituary for Geraldine Giannini (Hawley)
Geraldine Giannini, 88, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Geraldine was born in Chicago, IL, on August 16, 1929, the daughter of the late James G. and Cecilia (Schmorrow) Hawley. A lifelong resident of Kenosha, she was educated in local schools.
On November 27, 1948, she married Luigi “Louie” Giannini at St. Casimir Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on September 23, 1997.
Employed by Kenosha Memorial Hospital for 22 years, she was a Respiratory Therapist. Geraldine was a member of the Holy Rosary Altar Society and Mission Ladies. She was also a Girl Scout Leader for many years.
Geraldine loved crocheting, knitting, tatting, and sewing. She won many awards at the Kenosha County Fair for her crocheted afghans. She also enjoyed traveling all over the world. Her greatest joy was cooking for and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her three children, Rose C. Giannini and Gina L. (Dave Christensen) Giannini, both of Kenosha, and Dominic J. (Mary) Giannini of Mt. Pleasant; a sister, Lois Katt; three brothers, Mike, Tom, and Charles Hawley; eight grandchildren, Joseph Guzdek, Luigi Giannini, Dominic M. (Jessica) Giannini, Nicholas Althaus, Jennifer Guzdek, John (Samantha) Giannini, James (Sonimarie) Giannini, and Sarah Guzdek; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and her special pet, Molly.
Geraldine was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 2nd, at Proko Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held Tuesday, October 3rd, at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. George Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church would be appreciated by the family.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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