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