Giovanni “John” DiNunno, 88, a gentlemen and good father, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at Brighton Rehab. He was born in La-Badia, Italy, Provence of Sulmona, on December 21, 1931, one of 5 sons to the late Giuseppe and Regina (Polce) DiNunno. He married his wife Rose (Celeste), both raised in Italy in adjoining towns, on Oct. 3, 1957 in Pacentro. Rose and John spent two more years in Italy before making their home in Coraopolis. They both enjoyed each other’s company, loving to travel, making pilgrimages to shrines every 2-3 years with St. Joseph Church and traveling to his beloved Italy, last visited in 1979. They were married 58 years, until her passing on September 8, 2015. Just as Rose and John traveled to America, John brought his whole family to America, first his late parents, each brother Gino (surviving spouse Flora) and Tony (surviving spouse Sue) who preceded him in death, then surviving brothers Luciano DiNunno (Angela) and Panfilo DiNunno (Clara). John provided well for his family and was a hard worker employed by Metallurgical X Products in McKees Rocks. John had a great personality and was well known in Coraopolis, especially for his walking. He was an avid vegetable gardener, an astute wine maker, loved those day trips to the casino, and also enjoyed making homemade sausages with his grandchildren Johnny and Olivia. Family vacations to Myrtle Beach were always fun too, which included himself, Rose, Diane, Vince, Olivia, and Johnny. John is survived by his daughter Diane (Vince) DiFelice; granddaughter Olivia (Eduardo Hoover); great grandchildren Eddie Hoover III, Alexander Hoover, Lillian Rosina Hoover, Jada Cook, Carson Lorenzzo; Johnny’s life partner Virginia Elinsky along with his two brothers, sisters-in-law, many loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Sadly, John was preceded in death by his cherished grandson, Johnny DiFelice, who brought such joy this past year, living together in the home on Wilson Ave. Family will greet friends on Friday from 1-8 PM at Copeland’s Coraopolis, 867 Fifth Ave. with prayer on Saturday at 11:30 AM followed by Mass at St. Joseph Church at 12 Noon. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. If desired, donations can be made in his name to St. Joseph Church.
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