Giovanni Paniccia

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 29, 2024
Abriola Parkview Funeral Home
419 White Plains Rd.
Trumbull, Connecticut, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Friday, March 1, 2024
St. Margaret's Shrine
2539 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States


Gate Of Heaven Cemetery
1056 Daniels Farm Rd.
Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
St. Monica Mausoleum

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Margaret Shrine, 2523 Park Ave., Bridgeport 06604.

Obituary of Giovanni Paniccia

Giovanni Paniccia, age 93, of Bridgeport, passed away at his home on Sunday, February 25, 2024. He was the beloved husband of 65 years to Domenica (Noce) Paniccia. Born in Torrice, Province of Frosinone, Italy on June 30, 1930, he was a son of the late Antonio and Rosa (Marini) Paniccia and was a longtime resident of Bridgeport. Giovanni married the love of his life Domenica on January 11, 1958 in Italy where they began to raise their family together after he served his country, with great pride in the Italian army as a communication operator where he was very well liked and appreciated by his fellow commanders. He later migrated to the United States in 1972 to work and find a home for his wife and four children and in 1974 he brought his family to Bridgeport to their new home and new life in the U.S. Giovanni was a mason and took great pride in his work, and his craftsmanship was well known throughout the industry. He retired after over 40 years of dedicated service at Ardmare Construction. When he wasn't working, he spent countless hours tending to his yard and vegetable garden. He had a passion for making wine, prosciutto and homemade sausage and enjoyed sharing the fruits of his labor with family and friends at dinners and get togethers. A devout catholic, he was a parishioner and usher at St. Raphael parish and St. Margaret Shrine. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and brother and will be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his beloved wife Domenica, survivors include four loving children, Antonia Creo, Carlo Paniccia, both of Bridgeport, Lucia Christie and her fiancé, Gary Gray of FL and Rossana Ionescu and her husband Mike of New York, City, a brother, Francesco Paniccia, two beloved grandchildren, Pasquale Creo of Stratford, and Melissa Creo of Bridgeport, a cherished great granddaughter, Sophia Creo, three step grandchildren, Katie, Georgia and Michael Ionescu, as well as numerous nieces and nephews in both the U.S. and Italy. He also leaves his furry granddaughter, Cappuccina. He was predeceased by brothers, Sebastiano and Pasquale Paniccia and sisters, Lucia Marini and Elisiena Savone and a son-in-law, Mario Creo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. in St Margaret Shrine, 2523 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Entombment will follow in the St. Monica Mausoleum at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Margaret Shrine, 2523 Park Ave., Bridgeport 06604. To leave an online condolence please visit
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