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Angelina Giancola


Angelina (Di Sisto) Giancola, 73, passed away peacefully at home on April 12, 2022, surrounded by her loving family including her beloved mother from Italy. Born in Spinete, Province of Campobasso, Italy, on November 7, 1948, she was the only child of Maria Di Sisto and the late Giuseppe Di Sisto.

In 1966 she married the love of her life, Giuseppe Giancola. Together they raised three beautiful children. Angelina was a devout Catholic and extremely proud of her Italian heritage & traditions. Her most cherished moments were Sunday dinners, holidays & other gatherings where she was surrounded by those who meant the world to her. Her passion was cooking & baking for family & friends & will always be remembered for her homemade sauce, meatballs, tortellini & cookies.

Angelina was an avid gardener, her yard a showcase of beautiful flowers. She enjoyed tending to her vegetable garden alongside her beloved husband & sharing the fruits of their labor. Angelina was a hairdresser for many years at both Carole & Co. and Faye’s Hair Shedd where she made many lifelong friends.

Angelina was an extremely strong & courageous woman. Evident from the age of eighteen when she left her parents & home in Italy to begin a new life with her husband in the US, to how she faced her long battle with cancer.

Along with her mother and husband of 55 years, Angelina is survived by her loving children, Lucia, Santina, & Egidio (Annette) Giancola, her cherished grandchildren, Briana & Jack Giancola who were the light and joy of her life. She also leaves her sister-in-law, Domenica LoPriore, brother-in-law, Ben (Peggy) Giancola, nieces & nephews, Maria, Anna & Tony LoPriore, and Geremie, Domenic, Jessica, Michael, Tim & Emily Giancola, as well as several great nephews, extended family members and friends. She will live in our hearts forever.

Family and friends are invited to visit Monday, April 18, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Tazzini Funeral Home, 22 Locust Street in Springfield. Angelina’s funeral services will begin Tuesday, 9 a.m. at the Funeral Home, proceeding to her 10 a.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Her burial will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the families’ concern for Angelina’s mother, masks are to be worn at all services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Church or Sister Caritas Cancer Center, to where, a loving thank you goes to Dr. Philip Glynn and his amazing staff.

Please visit http://www.TazziniFuneralHome.com for condolences.


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