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Gemma DiSanto

March 13, 1935 ~ June 10, 2022 (age 87)

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Gemma D’Aurora DiSanto passed away on Friday June 10, 2022 at the age of 87. She was born in Rocca Pia, Italy on March 13, 1935 to Giuseppe and Algerina (Leone) D’Aurora. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Luigi and children Maria (Elio) Vettese, Rina (Baldo) Lampasona, Orlando (Kimberly) DiSanto. And grandchildren: Erica (Mike) Latowski, Claudia (Tony) Fisher, Francesca (Bill) Catanese, Giuseppe (Jamie) Lampasona, Luigi (Natalie)Lampasona, Vanessa (Jay) Barnes, Alexandria DiSanto and Luigi DiSanto and her 11 great grandchildren. Sister to Pasqualina (Giovanni) Amicucci, Eleuterio (Anna Rita) D’Aurora and sister in law to Giuseppe (Maria) DiSanto.

She will be remembered as a loving wife, devoted mother, Nonna, Bis Nonna, sister, aunt and cousin. She was a special woman to so many people.
Gemma left Italy on December 13, 1953 on the ocean liner the “Andrea Doria”. She arrived in America on December 23, 1953 at the age of 18 as a young bride to start her new life with her husband Luigi. She brought with her a love for family and her strong Italian values. When she started a family of her own she instilled these values and Italian culture to her children, to be passed down generation after generation. She was an independent woman for her time. Learning to drive, becoming a citizen and running all the tasks of an American household.

She loves hosting family gatherings. Always keeping a perfect home ready for company. Throughout the years she enjoyed coffee and dessert with relatives and long conversations with her grandchildren.
Next year would have been her 70th wedding anniversary.
Because she was a young bride, mother and Nonna, she was able to celebrate countless family milestones and events.
She enjoyed living life with her family.

Visitation Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a Rosary at 7:00 pm at Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI, 48312 . Funeral Mass Friday, June 17, 2022 at 9:30 am at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 East 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI. Instate begins at 9:00 am.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 16, 2022

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bagnasco & Calcaterra FH
13650 E. 15 Mile Road
Sterling Hgts., MI 48312

Rosary
Thursday
June 16, 2022

7:00 PM
Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home
13650 East 15 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Instate
Friday
June 17, 2022

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
St. Blase Catholic Church
12151 Fifteen Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Funeral Mass
Friday
June 17, 2022

9:30 AM
St. Blase Catholic Church
12151 Fifteen Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Cemetery

Resurrection Cemetery
18201 Clinton River Road
Clinton Twp, MI 48038

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