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Virginia Lee “Gini” Ciampi

Virginia Lee “Gini” Ciampi, 74, of West Pittston, passed away unexpectedly at home Monday, January 25th, 2021.

Born in Pittston on January 9, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Beisel DeLucca.


Gini was a lifelong resident of West Pittston. She was a graduate of West Pittston High School and Empire Beauty School. She had worked for Nardone’s Restaurant in West Pittston for over 50 years.


She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, West Pittston.


Gini will forever be remembered for her quick wit and love of QVC and the Hallmark Channel. Whether she was seen behind the counter at Nardone’s or cheering her grandchildren on at one of their events, she would always be engaged in conversation,

sharing a laugh with anyone nearby. She had a way of making everyone feel comfortable and welcome, while still being able to share what’s on her mind. People will miss her famous rice pudding and her willingness to share her lives in Candy Crush. While she took great pride in keeping her home and lawn immaculate all the way down to the lines in her carpet, her greatest joy came from her grandchildren. They truly were her pride and joy.


She left her mark on the world with her strong work ethic and her infectious laughter. She truly was a force to reckon with and will be missed by so many. To know her was to love her, especially if you were lucky enough to have her as your friend, aunt, sister, neighbor, “Nina,” or mom.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alphonse Ciampi; sisters Helen and Mary DeLucca and brother Joseph DeLucca.


Surviving are her children, Maria Ciampi Karcutskie (Joseph), Duryea and Alan Ciampi (Jennifer), Exeter; grandchildren, Gianna, Kayla, Tyler Karcutskie and Ellie Hannon; sisters, Ann Rosencrans, Dallas and Margaret Venito, NJ; sister-in-law, Ann DeLucca, West Pittston; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lou and Marianne Ciampi, West Pittston; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.


A walk-through visitation will be held Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 4pm-7pm in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston, following CDC guidelines of wearing a face covering and maintaining social distance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, January 29th, 2021 at 10am in Corpus Christi Parish. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in West Pittston Cemetery.


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