Gio­vanna Me­tallo (Casella)

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DUN­DALK — (Casella) De­cem­ber 8,1920 — Au­gust 7,2020

Gio­vanna was born in Naples, Italy to Michele and Maria Casella, the third of four daugh­ters.

Dur­ing WW2 while under Ger­man oc­cu­pa­tion their home was de­stroyed by an al­lied air raid. In 1943 Naples was lib­er­ated by the US army. Ser­vices were set up for the mil­i­tary and em­ployed civil­ians. Gio­vanna worked in the laun­dry as an ironer where she would meet her fu­ture hus­band ,an Amer­i­can sol­dier, Ni­cholas Me­tallo.

They were mar­ried on Septem­ber 23,1945, soon af­ter­wards she came to Amer­ica and was greeted by her new fam­ily, who were also Ital­ians. Ni­cholas came home in 1946.

Gio­vanna had three boys: Ni­cholas, Michael and David. Gio­vanna and Nick bought a home in Dun­dalk and lived there to­gether for 63 years, Nick passed in 2008. She lived in her home for sev­eral more years un­til she de­vel­oped de­men­tia and was un­able to take care of her­self,and be­came a res­i­dent at Stella Maris. Gio­vanna lived there un­til her pass­ing.

She is sur­vived by her sons: Ni­cholas and his wife Bar­bara; Michael and his wife Karen; grand­son, Michael, grand­daugh­ters: Ni­cole, Re­becca and Brit­ney; great-grand son, Ryan; great-grand daugh­ters: Kay­ley, Cheyene, Si­mone, Scar­let, Roxey, Giana and two great great grand chil­dren.

She was pre de­ceased by her hus­band Ni­cholas and her son David.

GIO­VANNA ME­TALLO

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