Giovanna Petitta

Obituary of Giovanna Petitta

PETITTA, Giovanna - She was a tough old gal who fought a good fight right til the end. Giovanna Petitta, in her 88th year passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, November 10, 2022.  Giovanna leaves behind her children Mauricio, Danny, Tony, Anna and Frank (Brenda) Moscardelli, her grandchildren Amy (her son Oliver), Molly, Nicolas, Myles, Trevor, Nic, Ashley (Jon Najim) and Alannah (Doug Wong) and her two precious great grandchildren whom she loved and adored so much, Asher and Harper.  She is also survived by her brothers Ben (Rachael) Petitta, (their children Domenic and Stephanie) and Mike Petitta (and his children Lisa, Marisa and Bobbie).  Predeceased by her parents Dominico and Dominica Petitta and brother Pete Petitta. Giovanna sailed to Sarnia with her young family from Vicalvi, Italy in 1960 and has lived here ever since. Ma/nana was always a strong woman who loved to be outside in her garden leaving her kids wondering what she would be planting or cutting down next.  She also loved cooking her pizzas, bread and french fries which were better than those under the Blue Water Bridge. She will be deeply missed by the family pets, Molly and Harlow, but we know she is up in the heavens with our beloved Abby who left us the week before nana. A huge thanks goes out to everyone involved starting with the dispatcher who took the 911 call, the ambulance attendants, everyone in the emergency department, the telemetry department and in her last couple days those in the Palliative care ward.  Your kindness by each and everyone of you has been appreciated more than you can imagine.  Thank you so much. Ma, have fun go kick some butt and until we meet again, we love you and will miss those 5 calls a day and you talking about all those specials that you wanted to go see in the stores. Private family funeral arrangements entrusted to the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 519-344-3131. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at

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