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Carmella "Millie" Massara Guinta
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Birth: Jan. 31, 1922
Sicilia, Italy
Death: Feb. 14, 2011

CARMELLA "Millie" GIUNTA (nee Massara) (Jan. 31, 1922 to Feb. 14, 2011) died peacefully in her home on Valentines day 2011. She was 89 years old. In 1998, she was pre-deceased by John Giunta, her husband of 58 years.

She raised two sons, Phillip Giunta of Philadelphia, PA (deceased), Joseph Giunta of Los Angeles, CA, a daughter Marietta Saltzman of Larkspur, CA and her four-legged companion, Gigi. She was also lineage bearer to six grandchildren: Terri Giunta, Ann Marie Giunta, Jennifer Giunta (deceased), Adam Saltzman (deceased), Jason Saltzman (deceased) and Jesse Giunta.

Millie was born in Sicily and arrived in New York City as an infant with her parents, Giuseppe and Natala Massara who emigrated in 1922. As a teenager she worked in Manhattan's Seventh Avenue fashion district, painting the flesh tones on department store mannequins.

When she married her husband John in 1940, she moved to Cleveland, OH where she raised her family and developed her considerable artistic talent in gourmet cooking, gardening, knitting and oil painting. She owned and operated "Millie Gs Gourmet Deli and Catering business" for several years before retiring and moving to Palm Desert, CA 25 years ago. There she continued to create beauty through her artistry and to extend her hospitality, warmth and generosity. To all who knew her she was beloved and will be sorely missed by all. 
Created by: CypressGreen
Record added: Mar 02, 2011
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