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Giovanni Provenzano

Jun 02, 1941 - Mar 02, 2023

Giovanni Provenzano

June 02, 1941 - March 02, 2023


Giovanni Provenzano

Gates: Surrounded by his loving family, Giovanni Provenzano, Rochester, NY, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Thursday, March 2, 2023, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Cianciana, Sicily on June 2, 1941, to the late Felice and Giuseppa (Castagna) Provenzano.

Giovanni grew up with 7 siblings in Sicily, working with his father and brothers to manage the family farm. At the age of 18, he migrated to Germany where he would spend nearly 5 years working in the coal mines. From there he moved to South France to start a painting operation with his older brother Francesco. After a couple of years, he decided to voyage once again to find his sister Onofria in Belgium and began working at a local brewery.

A few years later he decided to journey once more to Toronto, Canada where his sister Tanina lived. It was there that he learned to weld, spending 5 years mastering his craft.

In 1969 he attended a dinner party in LeRoy, NY hosted by friends from his hometown in Sicily. It was there that he met Maria Carubia, who he would marry just one short year later. He settled down in LeRoy, became a US citizen, and perused a 35-year career welding at Graham Manufacturing in Batavia, NY.

Giovanni's many hobbies included cultivating his vegetable garden, playing bocce, going to the casino, and playing cards with friends. However, his greatest passion was spending time with his family, including his wife, three children, and his seven grandchildren who were his ultimate pride and joy.

Giovanni is predeceased by his parents Felice and Giuseppa (Castagna) Provenzano, his brothers Modesto and Francesco Provenzano, and his sisters Tanina Giambrone and Giuseppina Cichirillo.

In addition to Maria, his wife of 53 years, Giovanni is survived by his daughter JoAnna (John) Blount, his two sons Phil (Andrea) Provenzano and Joe Provenzano and his grandchildren, Olivia and Lucas Blount and Giovanni and Arianna Provenzano and Joey, Talia, and Anthony Provenzano and his siblings Onofria Danna, Angela Montalbano, and Antonia (Pietro) Gambino along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.

Giovanni's life story will be shared during his visitation, Sunday, March 5th, 1-5 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). His Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Monday, March 6th, at 11 AM at Parish of the Holy Family, 4100 Lyell Rd. He will then be laid to rest in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 in his memory.


Sun, Mar 5, 2023 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home

1411 Vintage Lane
Rochester, NY 14626

Mon, Mar 6, 2023 at 11:00 am
The Parish of the Holy Family

4100 Lyell Rd.
Rochester, NY 14606

Mon, Mar 6, 2023 at 12:45 pm
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

2461 Lake Ave
Rochester, New York 14612

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