MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
Obituary of Giuseppina Di Meglio
Giuseppina Di Meglio was born on November 26th, 1931 in Italy on the island of Ischia. Daughter of the late Antonio and Rosa(Cenatiempo) Mennella, she was predeceased by her parents and six of her siblings: Chiarina, Giuseppe, Madalena, Lorenzo, Aniello, and Teresina.
Giuseppina passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 21st surrounded by her loving children and entered into heaven to be reunited with her beloved husband of 68 years Filippo Di Meglio.
Giuseppina was survived by her younger siblings; Teresa, Lisina, Filippo and Salvatore. She was the second oldest of 11 and often shared fond memories of her time with her siblings.
On May 2nd 1954 she married the love of her life. Together Filippo and Giuseppina raised seven children. They are survived by their son and daughter in law, Nicola and Joanne DiMeglio and 6 daughters and sons in law: Anna & Giorgio Migliaccio, Rosa Di Meglio & Stefano Arbanassi, Tina & Paul Wilson, Lina & Mark Levas, Maria Grazia DiMeglio and Deborah & Paul Parillo. Giuseppina joined the angels and saints as a proud grandmother of 14 (with their spouses): Angela & Matt Kriz, Nicola & Nicole Migliaccio, Gina & Alex Ramos, Phillip Di Meglio, Alessandra Migliaccio, Michael & Rebecca Tocco, Jonathan Tocco, Justin Levas, Mark & Danielle Wilson, Omar Akel, Adam Akel, Sofia Parillo, Alexander Parillo, Paul Joseph Parillo along with 8 great grandchildren: Dylan Kriz, Nicola Di Meglio, Isabella Migliaccio, Luca Migliaccio, Justin Kriz, Mckenzie Tocco, Lillian Tocco and Vincenzo Wilson. Her love for her grandchildren was the greatest love along with that of her many nieces, nephews and cousins in Italy and Argentina.
Giuseppina was a Seamstress by trade, a skill she learned as a young girl which stayed with her all of the years of her life. In Italy she was also a successful business owner of the town’s main Salumeria & Panetteria which she operated with Filippo and their children before moving to the US. Giuseppina had many passions including gardening, cooking and baking, knitting and playing cards. Her love for flowers and authentic Italian food was passed down to her children and will be carried on for many generations. Giuseppina could always be found singing a beautiful tune right by her husbands side helping in whatever was being done no matter how strenuous the endeavor including lovely memories such as cultivating their vineyard, making wine, homemade pasta and cookies. She was a hardworking woman like no other, a loyal wife, dedicated mother and grandmother. She was a proud member of the Comunita Cristiana where she could express and practice her strong Catholic faith. She was a kind friend and was loved by all who knew her.
In 1975, her and Filippo moved their family to the United States settling in Princeton, New Jersey to provide them with further opportunities where she proudly remained strong in her values that encompassed togetherness, hard work and tradition. She and Filippo traveled to and from Italy spending their later years in happiness and peace with their cherished children, grandchildren and family ensuring that through big family meals and laughter, all she instilled was never lost.
The legacy of Giuseppina’s family in which she watches over us from above are honored to carry forward her memory by keeping alive the values in which she instilled in all of us.
The funeral will be held 9:00 am on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am St. Augustine of Canterbury Church 45 Henderson Road, Kendall Park.
Burial will follow in the Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.
A Visitation will be held on Monday, April 25, 2022 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital www.stjude.org.
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