Gena Marie Grandinetti

November 29, 1961 - December 7, 2019
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Gena Marie (Castellucci) Grandinetti, 58, of Shillington, earned her angel wings on December 7, 2019 with her family by her side. Gena was born in West Reading, PA to parents Harry Castellucci Sr., and Marie (DeStasio) Castellucci. She graduated from Wyomissing High School in 1979 and worked at Encompass/CNA for 32 years. A loving mother and grandmother, a devoted wife, and a loyal friend are just a few of the remarkable qualities that made her so special. Gena’s greatest pride and joy was her family. She loved her role as Mom-Mom, and cherished making memories with her grandson, Charlie, and her Australian Shepard, Dino.  She also enjoyed taking family trips to Disney World, Cape May, and Myrtle Beach.  She loved the Flintstones, Bruce Springsteen, food festivals, and spending time with the family and friends she cherished most. She had a gentle soul and a kind and generous heart and will be missed more than words can describe. Gena is survived by her husband, Salvatore Grandinetti; daughter Terri Marie Comeau and her husband Jason of Shillington PA; grandson Charlie; stepdaughter Megan Grandinetti; brother Thomas Castellucci and his wife Marjorie of Jonestown, PA;  brother Harry Castellucci Jr., and wife Joanne of Sinking Spring, PA; nieces Jamie Ricker, Mary Jo Gehret, Jennifer Stump, Tracy Dietz, Jessica Malik, and Rebecca Lopez, nephew Samuel Castellucci, along with many more extended family members. She was predeceased by her sister Lorraine Marie Ricker in 1987. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 from 6-8 PM at Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Rev. Richard Clement on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Baptist De LaSalle, 42 Kerrick Road, Shillington PA  19607.  In lieu of flowers, donations in the memory of Gena can be made to support ovarian cancer research at www.facingourrisk.org, 16057 Tampa Palms Blvd. W, Tampa, FL, 33647.             www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

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One East Lancaster Avenue
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Born: November 29, 1961
Died: December 7, 2019

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Donna Marie Destasio Wagner posted on 2/17/20

Gena was my closet cousin and friend growing up. I have so many fond memories playing together, doing the holidays as families . She will be missed. My condolences to her siblings and family!

 

Vikkie Greer posted on 12/17/19

Momma G. I feel sad that we never got to meet in person. It was always my hope that on my next trip over I’d get to meet you. It’s a horrible irony that what brought me and Terri together is what took you away from her. Know I’ll always be grateful for those moments I got to say hi on Skype. I’m sorry I can’t be there today. Vik x

 

Judy Olson posted on 12/11/19

Terri and Sal, Our deepest Sympathy on Gina's passing. She was brave and fought as long as she could. We all know she is shining bright and watching over all of us. Judy and Dennis Olson

 

Kim O posted on 12/11/19

Gena, Your Spirit will shine as bright as the many, many memories we shared !

 

Judy Olson posted on 12/10/19

A brave, ,beautiful and loving woman who fought the cancer until she was exhausted . She was a caring and true friend. She will be missed by many but her star is shining bright. Enjoy your wings, Gina and don't forget us as we won't forget you.

 

Cookie Hermort posted on 12/10/19

R.I.P. Gena My Heart felt Condolences to your Family & Your Friends

 

Kimberlee Wright posted on 12/10/19

Gena was my best and dearest friend. It always amazed me how she’d send me a text or call at just the right time when I was feeling down. How did she know I needed her at just that moment? It always amazed me that when her life was challenging, she always had a kind word or a hug for everyone else. Gena, I’m going to miss our trips to Cape May, Rockport, and Maine. Those great girl’s trips, our favorites restaurants, talking about our kids, our dogs, and the loves of our lives (Sal and Glen). I’m going to miss your eyes lighting up when you talked about your family, especially when Terri was moving home and how’d you’d be able to see your grandson every day. What makes losing you a little easier is how happy you were when I saw you the week before Thanksgiving. You were the happiest I’d ever seen you. You were content and fulfilled, and enjoying your new home. I’m thankful for that and the joy our 20 year friendship brought me. Luv you!

 

Gail Caruso posted on 12/10/19

Gena, I will miss you more than words can say! You were a wonderful friend...I'll miss going to the Pepper and Greek Festivals with you! You always made me laugh, always had a smile...I just miss you so much, but I know you are at peace now, your fight is over, I'll be forever grateful for the memories we shared!

 

Terri, Jason, and Charlie posted on 12/10/19

I miss you. I miss you. I miss you. I love you forever.

 

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