Remembering Donna M. Gianzanti

Donna M. Gianzanti
May 13, 2021

Donna M. Gianzanti, 65, Dunmore, died Thursday in Geisinger- Community Medical Center in Scranton. She was the wife of the late Paul “Ellie” Gianzanti who died in 2001.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of Marie Bonavoglia Donnini of Dunmore and the Late Fred A. Donnini. A member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore, Donna graduated from Dunmore High School Class of 1974.

She was an amazing mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend whose radiant green eyes and beautiful smile would light up any room. Donna’s grandchildren were the center of her world and she treasured the time she spent with them. She will be best remembered for her Italian cooking, Sunday dinners, gardening and especially for her unique sense of humor.

Also surviving are her children Paul and Dana Gianzanti and grandsons Antonio Shehadi and Giovanni Gianzanti all of Dunmore, sisters, Santa Burne and her husband Fran, Judy DePietro and her husband Tom, and Rosemary Ciaglia and her husband Rick, all of Dunmore, a brother, Fred Donnini and his wife Theresa, Lake Ariel, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two nieces, Britani Ciaglia and Michelle Burne.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11AM. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. Interment will follow in the Dunmore Cemetery.

Family and friends may call Tuesday morning from 9AM until 10:30AM at the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 East Drinker St., Dunmore. Please observe all pandemic protocols at both the visitation and funeral mass.

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