Retta S. <I>Knisley</I> Giannone

Retta S. Knisley Giannone

Birth
York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Dec 2020 (aged 74)
York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Spring Garden Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 219644260 · View Source
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Retta S. Giannone, 74, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at York Hospital. She was the wife of the late Felix "Phil" Giannone.

Retta was born November 1, 1946, in York. She was the daughter of the late Pearson and Susan (Browning) Knisley. She worked as a receptionist for over 45 years at The Women's Healthcare Group and retired in 2016. She was a member of Fourth United Methodist Church in York.

Retta is survived by two daughters, Laurie Senft and Kelly S. Keeney, both of York, a grandson, Reece Keeney, of York, a brother, William Knisley, and his wife, Cheryl, of Spring Grove, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Frank "Tom" Browning.

Retta loved and adored her family, friends, and her dogs. She especially adored her grandson, Reece, whom she shared an incredibly special bond with. She looked forward to the annual beach trip to Bayside, in Delaware, with her daughters and grandson. Retta enjoyed spending time with her friends scrapbooking, having lunch, shopping, or just hanging out and talking. She was always there to lend a hand, offer support, and share a piece of her many years of wisdom. Her smile was contagious and would light up a room instantaneously.

A celebration of life will be held at Fourth United Methodist Church, 20 N. Lehman St., York, PA 17403, at a time to be determined later. A private burial will be held at Mt. Rose Cemetery, also a time to be determined later. The John W. Keffer Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 902 Mt. Rose Avenue, York, is assisting with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the SPCA of York County, 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, York, PA 17406, or The Humane Society of Harrisburg, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

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Published in York Daily Record on Dec. 14, 2020.


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  • Created by: Audrey LeRew
  • Added: 12 Dec 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 219644260
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Retta S. Knisley Giannone (1 Nov 1946–2 Dec 2020), Find a Grave Memorial no. 219644260, citing Mount Rose Cemetery, Spring Garden Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Audrey LeRew (contributor 46986765) .