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“She was like a Grandmother to me. May God Bless you Gram and your family and friends that loved you. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jim Mandro - West Haven, CT

“Dear Carol, Denise and Bobette, I and very sorry to hear about Lina's passing. I have very fond memories of your mom. We went away on a few trips...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Eva lombardozzi - Westbrook, CT

“Dear Carolyn and girls, Our families have been tied together for nearly 60 years. So many wonderful memories of our Auntie Lee. Growing up with her...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Bobby & Jeannie Bengivengo - CT

“The lights will be a little dimmer now. Such a force to reckon with. You will be missed! ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Frank DeMayo - West Haven, CT

“You are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Cheryl, Paul, Isaiah and Jordan ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Cheryl Kane - New Haven, CT

“We remember Grandma fondly when we recall our visit to CT some years ago. Her family will remain in our prayers. We are saddened. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Bill and Eileen Harguth - Waseca, MN

“We remember Grandma fondly when we recall our visit to CT some years ago. Her family will remain in our prayers. We are saddened. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Bill and Eileen Harguth - Waseca, MN

“Our deepest sympathy. May God con sole you in your loss. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Joseph & Pauline Panicali - CT

“My Dear friend and family, my heart goes out to you all. Growing up with your family was one of the best times of my life I will never forget. Be...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Rita Olen - palm bay, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to you today and always. With deepest sympathy, The Murphys ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Scott and Sharon Murphy - CT

“Our deepest sympathy. John and Mikki ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: M Grammatico - Hamden, CT


Lina "Lee" Acquaviva Giorgi, 96 of New Haven was born on April 23, 1914 in the Bronx, NY to Giuseppe and Lilia Frezza Acquaviva. She passed away November 9, 2010, with angels heralding Lina's entry into Paradise, lovingly embraced by the comforting arms of our dear Lord. Beloved wife for 33 years to the late John Giorgi and survived by her loving daughter, Carolyn Perrelli of New Haven, along with her devoted granddaughters, Denise Perrelli and Bobette Giorgi. She is predeceased by two sisters, Clara Leombruno and Dora Fontana, and her son in law, Robert J. Perrelli. Lina was a clothing designer and seamstress, working at various dress and coat factories. At 67 years old, Lina earned certification as a Therapeutic Recreation Director. She worked at St. Regis Health Center, bringing much love and compassion to its elderly residents. Through SCCAA and under the supervision of Dr. Cornelia Leavitt, Lina became a Senior Companion at age 78, and finally retired in her 85th year. Lina traveled extensively and devoted her life to her family and friends with love and guidance. She imbued her family with a sense of pride, the importance of family unity, and the power of faith. During her final days, Lina's immediate family was honored to care for her in her home of 55 years. Lina will be missed, but family and friends rest easy, knowing that she has been reunited with loved ones in Heaven. Friends are invited to A Mass of Christian Burial Friday morning in St. Anthony's Church at 10:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. There will be NO CALLING HOURS. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Robert J. Perrelli Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O St. Martin DePorres Academy, 208 Columbus Ave., New Haven, CT 06519

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