On Sunday, October 28, 2012, Audrey J. (nee Wilson) Giovannazzo, 88 years old, peacefully went to be with God while surrounded by her loving family at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. Born and raised in Fitchville, Ohio, she graduated from New London High School in 1941, attended Oberlin School of Commerce in 1942 and was employed at Bendix in Elyria and The College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, as a secretary.
Audrey married her beloved husband, Dominic J. Giovannazzo on November 27, 1948; they raised five children in Elyria. Audrey and Dominic resided in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Cincinnati prior to retiring and returning to Elyria with their family. In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoyed reading, dancing, music and helping Dominic in the kitchen.
Audrey was a Parishioner of St. Mary Church, Elyria, a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and a member of the Senior Women Fellowship, Elyria.
Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Thelma (nee Hunter) Wilson; an infant baby girl; and a grandchild, infant baby boy.
Audrey J. Giovannazzo is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dominic J. Giovannazzo; children, John "Jack" (Mary Ann) Giovannazzo, Daniel (Roberta) Giovannazzo, Linda Laux, Mary Jo (Terry) Tonderys and David (Shawna) Giovannazzo; 12 grandchildren, Dominic, Frances "Francee", Vincent, Lauren, Brian, Elliot, Amanda, and Teddy Giovannazzo, Stephanie and Michael Laux, Julie (nee Laux) Hornbeek, and John Tonderys; six great grandchildren; and two sisters, Madge Abahazi and Geraldine Child and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961, Friday, November 2, 2012 from 3 to 7 P.M., with a rosary service at 3 P.M. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 9:10 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 10 A.M., at St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Avenue, Elyria, Rev. Charles T. Diedrick, Pastor, officiating with Fr. Albert Krupp, Fr. Nicholas R.A. Rachford, J.C.L. and Deacon Edgar Gonzalez con-celebrants. Christian burial services will be held at St. Mary Cemetery in Elyria.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Avenue, Elyria, OH 44035 or Elyria Catholic Endowment Fund, 725 Gulf Rd, Elyria, OH 44035.
Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com, where Audrey's video tribute may be viewed on Friday.