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Giovanna (Mezzofalco) Traverso

NORTH CANAAN — Giovanna (Mezzofalco) Traverso died peacefully at Sharon Hospital on May 21, 2019, after a brief illness, at the age of 93  She was a loving wife of nearly 59 years, mother and Nonna to her beloved grandsons.

“Jo” worked for many years at General Electric in Norfolk and then Becton Dickinson in North Canaan.  

By far the greatest passion in her life was to nurture and love her daughter, nieces and grandsons. She was totally immersed in their daily lives from infant, to toddler to teenage years and adulthood.

She is survived by  her husband, Arnaldo; her daughter, Marilisa and her husband, Steven Carmardi; her grandsons, Anthony and Nicholas; and several nieces and nephews.

A devout Catholic, she was a parishioner at Saint Martin of Tours Parish, Saint Joseph Church in North Canaan.

A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours Parish in North Canaan.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan is handling the arrangements.