Gioele Celli Belluomini, age 92, of Germantown, Tennessee died Monday, September 28, 2009 at the Village of Germantown.
Requiem mass will be held Friday, October 2nd, at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Galveston, Texas, with The Reverend Father E. J. Stein, as the celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston.
Visitation will be held from 5 PM until 7 PM on Thursday, October 1st, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will be held at 6:30 PM.
Gioele Belluomini was born January 23, 1917, in Galveston, Texas to Dario and Elisa (Ghiselli) Celli. Their family was in the grocery business in Galveston. When her mother died she was merely thirteen. Fortunately, her three older sisters, Susie, Zitina and Mary, helped their father so Gioele could continue school; she graduated from Ball High School in 1939. She married Emilio (Bobby) Belluomini, October 5, 1941, son of Corrado Belluomini, who was also in the grocery business in Galveston. She worked alongside her husband at “Belluomini’s Grocery Store” on 39th and Avenue S, until their retirement in 1978. Bobby and Gioele had three children, Emilio, Jr., Luisa and David.
Gioele was a life-long member of St. Patrick’s Church in Galveston and recently a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Germantown, Tennessee, when she moved to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She was an active member of Merry Makers and participated in the OPLD Women’s Guild social functions. Gioele loved sewing for herself and her daughter, baking, because Bobby did all the cooking, and she enjoyed playing cards and socializing with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emilio Victor Belluomini, Sr., her sons, Emilio Victor Belluomini, Jr, and David Corrado Belluomini; infant grandson, James Baytop Stubbs, III, and her sisters, Susie Celli and Mary Dell’Osso.
Gioele is survived by her daughter, Luisa Stubbs and husband, James Stubbs of Germantown, Tennessee; grandson, Charles James Stubbs and wife, Deborah of Atlanta Georgia; daughter-in-law Cynthia Belluomini Cappadona; granddaughter, Amy Vermeer and husband, Travis Vermeer of Friendswood, Texas; great granddaughters, Caroline and Katie Stubbs; sister, Zitina Dell’Osso; nephews, Luino Dell’Osso, Paul Dell’Osso, Renato Dell’Osso, Domenic Dell’Osso, Richard Mansfield, and thirteen grand nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Luino Dell’Osso, Paul Dell’Osso, Renato Dell’Osso, Domenic Dell’Osso, Sr., Domenic Dell‘Osso, Jr. and Seymour (Buck) Dear. Honorary pallbearers are Lawrence Del Papa, Richard Mansfield and Frank Macaluso.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following health professionals who cared for Gioele over the past five years: Rose Young, Juanita Brown, Carrie Finley, Naomi Hardaway, Rachel Thompson, Tyrannay Boyd and Trashona Thompson.
Memorials may be sent to St. Patrick’s Church in Galveston, Texas, 1010 35th Street, Galveston, TX 77550, OLPH Church (8151 Poplar Avenue) in Germantown, Tennessee or the charity of your choice.