Giaimo, Maddalena (nee: Gentile), age 95, of Hawthorne, on Friday, November 24,2017. Born in Salerno, Italy, she moved to Paterson in 1961, later to Hawthorne where she resided for the last 30 years. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony’s R.C. Church, Hawthorne. She belonged to Mt. Carmel society of Blessed Sacrament Paterson, and was the oldest member. Maddalena enjoyed baking and cooking for her family. She belonged to the lady’s garment union. She was an amazing mother who will be missed ever so dearly.
Maddalena Giaimo was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale Giaimo (1995). Loving mother of Anne Maria D’Ovidio and her husband Luigi of Hawthorne, Adalgisa Barletta and her husband Biagio of Brazil, Florisa Giglio and her husband Dr. Michael of Hawthorne, Gus Giaimo and his wife Annette of Fairfield, and Dalila Pianelli and her husband Morris of Wayne. Adoring grandmother of Felicia Guerra, the late Luigi D’Ovidio (2016), Louisa Delcorpo, Daniela Pisacane, Pasquale Pianelli, Marco Pianelli, the late Robert Giaimo (2004), Michael Giaimo, Biagio Barletta, and Giancarlo Barletta. Great grandmother of eleven great grandchildren. Sister of Rosa Montone, Nicolina Giudice, the late Antonietta Gentile, and the late Dominico Gentile.
Funeral will depart at 10:30am on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne for a 11:00am funeral mass at St. Anthony R.C. Church, Hawthorne. Interment will follow at Calvary Mausoleum, Paterson. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Monday from 4-8pm.
In lieu of flowers family asks donations be made to the Community Foundation of NJ - Giaimo Community Fund in memory of Maddalena’s grandson Robert, www.CFNJ.org, 35 Knox Hill Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960, and St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.