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Giovannina DiDonato Crocco (better known as “Nonna”), 93, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Oct. 29 at her home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Marino Crocco. Giovannina was born in Pietraroja, province of Benevento, Italy, on June 12, 1926, the daughter of the late Pasquale and Mariantonia Amato DiDonato.
She loved cooking, baking, gardening, and especially making her homemade wine. Giovannina lived for her family and loved them all unconditionally.
She was the mother of Tina Onofrio (Rick) and the late John Crocco; the mother-in-law of Rita Crocco; and the grandmother of Angelo Onofrio, Janie Porto (Roberto), Becky Avery (Mark), Marino Crocco (Brittney), Stefania Simuong (Dennis), and Jessica Crocco (Aric Merly). She was the great-grandmother of Ariana Onofrio, Travis and Callie Avery, Mia Simuong, Rita Porto, and Gianni Crocco. She was predeceased by her brother and his wife Francesco and Lucia DiDonato, and her sister and her husband Filomena and Giovanni Vitelli.
The visiting hours were Nov. 4 at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave. Her funeral procession left the funeral home after visiting hours for a Mass of Christian burial in St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish at St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Ave., North Haven. Entombment followed in the All Saints Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Noonan Syndrome Foundation, 222 Main St., Ste. 144, Farmington, CT 06032. For an online obituary, visit www.northhavenfuneral.com.
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