March 2, 1923 - February 26, 2022
Jennie (Giovannina) Guida Valvano March 2, 1923 – February 26, 2022 St. Peter and the Angels opened the heavenly gates to welcome Jennie Guida Valvano into the Lord's care and be reunited with her departed family and friends on February 26, 2022, four days before her 99th birthday. Jennie was a friend to many, had a generous heart, and was a joy with whom to celebrate life. Jennie had a special fondness for children of all ages, and they responded affectionately. Her warm personality and infectious smile captivated everyone's heart. Jennie worked hard and sacrificed her entire life to provide her two children with everything they needed. She loved, supported, and protected them and her family endlessly. She was born and raised in Newark, moved to Orange and Matawan, and resided in Old Bridge with Joanne and Steve for the last 28 years. Mom had a special talent for sewing, doing crafts, was a delicious cook, and specialized in many dishes. Relatives and friends feasted on her savory Italian meals. Her true specialty was CREAM PUFFS—the best in the world. Jennie cherished and lived her religion, had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother, proudly prayed the rosary, and was honored to be a member of the Holy Rosary Society. We recognized and prayed to the saints regularly. Jennie is predeceased by her parents, Giuseppe and Antonina Cusumano Guida; her brothers Joseph, Frank, Geraldo Guida; sisters Rosaria (Rose) Giordano and Gaetana (Ida) Pagano; nephews Robert Giordano and Pasquale Pagano; brothers-in-law Pasquale Giordano and James Pagano. Jennie missed her departed family and friends dearly, reminisced about the good times, and prayed for them daily. Jennie is survived by her brother, Salvatore Guida, her daughter and son-in-law Joanne and Steve Kowalski, her son Anthony Valvano and his family, and many loving nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jennie's name to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 78851, Phoenix, AZ 85062-8851. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Waitt Funeral Home, 501 Hwy. 79, Morganville, NJ 07751. Private visitation and burial has been concluded.
Jennie (Giovannina) Guida Valvano March 2, 1923 – February 26, 2022 St. Peter and the Angels opened the heavenly gates to welcome Jennie Guida Valvano into the Lord's care and be reunited with her departed family and friends on February... View Obituary & Service Information
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Jennie (Giovannina) Guida Valvano
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