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Helen Louise Giannotta

A private family service is planned for Helen Louise Giannotta, 83, who passed away July 6, 2007, in Carson City, Nev. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Helen was born Nov. 10, 1923, in Exeter, Calif., to Ralph Moore and Eunice Hutton Moore and graduated from Los Gatos High School. She married John Anthony Giannotta Nov. 1, 1942, in Reno, Nev. A 17-year resident of Carson City, she lived previously in South Lake Tahoe. A homemaker and bookkeeper, Helen devoted her life to caring for and nurturing her husband, four daughters, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, instilling in them her independent spirit and sense of humor. She was the chief household manager, head chef, financial advisor, crisis counselor, seamstress and entertainment coordinator for her family for more than 60 years. Helen enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, sewing, any kind of craft, cooking and playing bingo.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, John A. Giannotta; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Rick Howard and Susan and Phil Davis; daughters, Sandy Jacopetti and Shelley Giannotta; sisters, Edith DiLeonardo and Wanda French; brother, Eugene Moore; 10 grandchildren; 14-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father in 1968 and her mother in 1977.

Memorial donations may be made to an Alzheimer’s organization or Vista Care Hospice.

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Arrangements are by FitzHenry’s Funeral Home in Carson City.


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