FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. -- Giovanna (Di Marco) Buttacavoli -- a Franklin Lakes resident, formerly of Garfield -- died on Sunday, June 5. She was 93.
Born in Sicily, Italy, Buttacavoli came to the United States and settled with her family in Garfield. She was a seamstress with the John Boiko Dress Company, in Garfield, for many years before she retired in 1982.
She was a parishioner of Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Franklin Lakes and a former parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrow Church in Garfield.
Buttacavoli is survived by her daughters, Rose and her husband Peter Corrado, and Tina Pergola and Nina Cupo; grandchildren James Corrado and his wife Mary Rose, Frank Corrado and his wife Kendra, Michele Corrado-Carbone and her husband Greg Carbone, Bobby Pergola, Cory Cupo, Eric Cort, and Nina and her husband Shawn Reams; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Buttacavoli; son-in-law James Pergola Jr.; and her brother and four sisters.
The funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7, at the Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 787 Franklin Lakes Rd., in Franklin Lakes. Entombment will follow at the Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum, in Totowa. Vander Plaat Funeral Home, of Wyckoff, is assisting with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004, or by clicking here.