Pantano, Giovanna

Giovanna Pantano

27/11/1938 ~ 02/12/2021

A Mass to Celebrate the Life of Giovanna Pantano will be held at

St. John Vianney Parish, 23 Police Road, Mulgrave

on Tuesday December 14th, 2021 at 11:00am.

Following the Mass, Giovanna will be laid to rest in the Luciano Rossetti Mausoleum, Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

7 Tributes

  1. Antonio Del Piano
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    Ciao Zia Giovannaaaaaaaaaa
    queste sono le parole che esclamavo ogni volta che squillava il telefono a casa mia quando ero piccolo.
    Urlavo il tuo nome dalla felicità, ma anche per la distanza…visto che eri in un posto molto lontano l’Australia ed io ero convinto che bisognasse urlare per farmi sentire da te!
    Poi finalmente ti incontro dal vivo un sogno che si avvera per noi tutti!
    In cuor mio avevo tanta voglia di stringerti, abbracciare te e tutta la tua famiglia!
    Ricorderò per sempre quel momento, la tua dolcezza e quel sorriso stupendo!
    Ciao Zia Giovannaaaaaaaa 😊🤗❤️❤️❤️
    With Love

  2. Nadia Bonomo
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    No words can ever suffice, as only memories are all that remains now. I’ll always remember you like this Zia Giovanna. Smiling, sharing a wonderful meal, having a good laugh over the dinner table. You have been the family’s matriarch since you were 11 years old, looking after your six siblings after the death of Nonna. You we’re always so willing to give advice, open to have a chat about anything, having a good laugh and loved cooking up a storm. You were mum’s partner in crime to me you girls were ‘Thelma & Louise’.

    Mum and I are both so devastated and in shock with your loss. But, now you can go to your loving family in the sky. You can now accompany your little sister Rosetta and finally see all those once lost to us, as they greet you with their loving arms. You maybe gone awhile, but will see soon again Zia xx

    Per Sempre, Nadia, your loving sister Giacoma & Families💋

  3. Salvina
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    Ciao Giovanna, è stato un onore e un piacere averti conosciuto. Il cielo ti accoglierà con gioia visto la splendida persona che sei stata.
    Ci mancherai tanto ma sono sicura che sarai contenta di essere di nuovo insieme al tuo Salvatore. Ci uniamo al dolore dei tuoi cari in terra per la tua dipartita. Con tantissimo affetto 🤗 da Daniela, Salvina e Pino.

  4. Toni Colquhoun
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    Thank you Giovanna for the years we shared together. You always had a welcoming home, where you would cook up your many delights.

    My favourite memory of you was working in the cafe with me, there were 2 very handsome men that came in, and you were a bit smitten. Then we realised they were speaking Italian. You subtly started cleaning the display windows near them so you could listen to the conversation. You were giggling away as you cleaned and we were laughing with you. This was the first time I felt you were one of the girls and not my mother in law. It was wonderful to see you so cheeky. I’m grateful to have been able to share that with you.

    Thank you for the love you gave your family.

    Rest In Peace dear lady and please say Hi to Sam and Mariela for me.

    Much love xxx

  5. Kate Scanlon
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    Cara Giovanna, from the first day I met you, you were so welcoming and kind to me. I immediately felt like part of the family, and was so happy and proud to be accepted by you. Your acceptance of me was of course, just an extension of your great love for your beloved Mario. I wish I had more time with you, because you were a woman I grew to respect, admire and love. Your life was not always easy, but you were always gracious and kind, with an open heart, a ready smile and a hot espresso! You were an extraordinary mother and a truly beautiful woman. I will miss you very much, but I am happy your pain is gone and you will be reunited with Toto and our beautiful girl, Chloe. Rest In Peace, Giovanna ❤️

  6. Nicole Maus
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    Beautiful Giovanna, thank you for always being so welcoming and caring. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations together and I am inspired by your courage in adventuring to a new country. You are an admiration to all and I am truly grateful for all you have done for me. Your love was endless and could be felt in all facets of your life.
    Rest in peace beautiful woman.
    PS. Your lasagne is the best I have ever tasted.

  7. Dawn Colquhoun
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    Giovanna- a truly special lady. I thoroughly enjoyed our moments over the years including our chats over recipes especially dishes from your homeland. Giovanni you were an inspiration as you lived your life in your new country with your beloved Sam. Rest in peace dear Giovanna. 🕯Dawn x

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