Giovanni Pietrunti (24 Jun 1933 - 26 Jun 2020)

Funeral Service

Woodlands Cemetery Graveside Service Woodlands Road Gillingham, Kent. ME7 2DX
Funeral Director
John Weir Funeral Directors Gillingham

In loving memory of Giovanni Pietrunti, who sadly passed away on 26th June 2020, aged 87 years.Giovanni leaves behind his children, Maria, Anna, Pat & Mick, together with their partners, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Giovanni will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
There will be a Private Family Service for immediate family only, during this current climate and the family would prefer no flowers at this time.
A Memorial service and celebration of Giovanni’s life will be held at a later date, when restrictions allow, where the opportunity will be given for donations in his memory. Details of the Memorial service and donations will be given later in the year.

Dad was a lovely, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, as well as a loving husband to his beloved Lucia. He leaves behind his children, Maria, Anna, Pat & Mick, together with their partners, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Dad was a very practical man; he was a furniture maker and carpenter, who could turn his hand to a lot of jobs in the building trade. He was often found down in his cellar, making items of furniture or fixing things for the home or for his children, friends and family. He invariably found a solution to a practical problem.
Dad was a very honest, hardworking and honourable man and always had a sense of ‘doing the right thing’. He was tenacious and didn’t suffer fools gladly. But at heart, all he ever really wanted was to have his wife and children and the rest of his family around him. He especially loved to look after his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and never looked happier than when he was doing so.
Dad loved his garden. He liked to relax with a spot of gardening in the sun, tending to his plants and all the many fine vegetables he grew over the years.
Dad was also a very keen and proficient wine-maker. Using the wooden wine press & other equipment he had made himself, he would carefully and lovingly produce a lot of wine each year for the family to enjoy.
Dad was a keen footballer in his youth and enjoyed watching football on TV, especially his favourite teams, Manchester Utd and Juventus, as well as always being keen on how his local team, Gillingham, were doing.
Together with mum, dad also loved to travel, having visited a number of countries, including his beloved native Italy, as well as regularly visiting mum’s two brothers, Tony & Libero, in Somerset. Dad also liked to spend time with his other brother-in-laws, Magno, Vittorio & Pepe, who all lived close by in Medway. In his younger years, he used to enjoy driving a lot, with many ‘Sunday’ drives to the Kent coast with the family, as well as driving from the UK back to his home-town in Italy many times during the summer holidays.
Like mum, dad also loved to listen to music, especially old Italian songs from his youth.
Dad had quite a lot of health issues throughout his life and especially in recent years, where he was not only caring for mum, but also battling with his own Alzheimer’s and other health problems. We pray that he has now found peace and his suffering has ended and is reunited once more with his beloved Lucia.
May he Rest in Peace

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Ketty Iannantuono wrote

Caro zio Giannino,
I will always keep the fond memory of you, a sweet, hard working, full of spirit man. You will be dearly missed but your memory will live in your beloved forever. Lots of strenghts and love to the all family. Ketty (Annamaria's and Giovanni's daughter)

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Mandy Collins wrote

Such a lovely kind man, re united with your beautiful wife Lucia 💕 R.I.P John xx

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Annamaria (fu Giuseppe) Topazio wrote

Caro zio Giannino, insieme a zia Lucia avete portato in Inghilterra un pezzo della tenace cultura molisana: l'attaccamento alla famiglia e al lavoro, la passione per le cose semplici e genuine, il rispetto per il prossimo e la completa disponibilità per gli amici. Il vostro esempio ha lasciato profonde traccie nei famigliari e in chi vi è stato compagno di strada. Vi sia live il terreno.

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Judith Allan wrote

Your Dad and Mum were very special people to whom family meant everything- and their definition of family was broad, including friends such as myself. They could not have been kinder to me and I am so grateful that they were part of my life. My first wine was your Dad’s homemade - well diluted- my first pasta was your Mum’s And my first pizza was your Nona’s!! They were so proud of you all and you must take comfort in that you have no regrets. You all looked after them so well and they knew how lived they were. I will attend the Mass online this evening and will pray for you all. All my love and many prayers, j xx

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Mirella Champ wrote

Uncle John, you were such a lovely man who will be sadly missed RIP love Mirella and family x

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Giovanni Larini wrote

So sad to here that both my godparents died so soon after each other. They were lovely people who will miss greatly. They have a lovely and caring family. My mum Nicolina cherished many times together although can't remember daily events still remembers the past. Hopefully will meet family in future to celebrate their lives when covid has ended. Rest in peace
Zio Giovanni and Zia Lucia.
Lots of love from all the Larini's

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  • A very kind and sincere man. May he rest in peace.

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Lucia Topazio wrote

Our dear brother in law Giovanni, we hold so many memories in our life you were my dear dear brother in law and will be greatly missed. God bless you and rest in peace alongside my dear sister Lucia. Always in our hearts Antonio and all the family Topazio

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Tony Bottiglieri wrote

Dear Zio Giovanni
Both your and Zia Lucia were central people in my life. You were kind and generous with your time and love, touching many lives with your generosity and kindness, the like we don’t often see today in this materialistic world. You had many many talents but none more so than embracing and making us all feel loved and welcomed into yours and zia Lucia’s house. I shall never forget you and will always feel blessed for having you and Zia Lucia as my godparents . Antonio xxx

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Eddie and chris Bottiglieri wrote

Uncle Giovanni, such a lovely and special man to us all. Will be sadly missed. Rest in peace. Eddie and chris.x

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Teresa Bryant wrote

Uncle Giovanni, was a special person. My parents, brothers and sister, spent a lot of happy times together. Getting together at Christmas times and other special family family festivities. May he R.I.P. Also he is re-united with his beloved wife, my auntie Lucia. Love Teresa. xxx

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annamaria topazio wrote

Zio Giovanni your daughter anna said that I was a special niece for you both,but for me you was special Auntie and uncle. I miss you all dad Victorio ,uncle manio, uncle Giuseppe, making wine and prusuiti and all the Italian meats for Christmas and getting together with all the family,you was a lovely man and a good family helped my dad so much making all kinds of and Auntie Lucia's always welcomed us and uncle Libero and uncle Tony's family.your with your wife Auntie Lucia's now,may you both rest in peace, always in my heart we will miss you💙💙💙💙💙

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Beatrice Thomas wrote

To dear Zio Giovanni I cant believe uve gone . You will be so missed . You was a very special uncle and was loved by all. You was a very strong hard working man who cared and loved his family very much . They were you’re world . You will always remain in my heart and will never be forgotten. God bless rest in peace Zio . Love u forever Beatrice,Karl and family. Xxx

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