Gunda Giovanini

July 6, 1920 - November 16, 2009

Gunda Giovanini, wife of the late Frank Giovanini, mother of Rita Bradford, grandmother of Frank Bradford passed away on November 16th. Gunda was a hair dresser and at one time owned a beauty salon.
This website is a memorial to Gunda. Please email. your memories and photos and I will post them here.

Gunda and her family
Gunda and her family

Gunda's prayer card

In Loving Memory of 
Gunda D Giovanini

Date of Birth
July 6, 1920
Chippewa Falls,

Date of Death
November 16, 2009
Tucson, Arizona

Funeral Service

November 19, 2009
One O'clock in the afternoon


Funeraria Del Angel
South Lawn

South Lawn Cemetery

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, Joy.

O Divine Master; grant that I may 
Not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
 to be understood as to understand;
 to be loved as to love;
 For it is giving that we receive,
 it is pardoning that we are Pardoned, 
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal life.

Gunda's 83rd birthday 2003


Arizona Sunset

Gunda and Me

August 9, 2005  at Peter Piper Pizza

Gunda and Anna Mae
Anna Mae and family visited Gunda in Tucson for granddaughter Mary's 12 birthday and had a party at Peter Piper Pizza.

Gunda in her home with her cat

Letter from Rita
"I took this photo standing in the middle of Milton Road facing west. Bee Hive Peak is visible in the distance. The sun was setting and storm clouds were leaving. To me it seems to say a lot about life.
 Its a memory of Tucson Arizona that I feel our mom's world enjoy."

Sunset over Milton Road Tucson Arizona

November 16, 2010
Sent this card to Rita and Frank. My mom had it in the pocket of her calendar and I believe she was going to send it to Rita for the anniversary of her mom's passing because it said Gunda on it. 
December 2010
Wishing  a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  Please remember our loved ones during this holiday season.


A lady Ed works with gave him a copy of this poem. She remembered my mom had passed recently. I read it and thought it might be nice for mom's memorial page. Please post this for me.


I see the countless Christmas trees
around a world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars,
reflecting on the snow

This sight is so spectacular,
please wipe away your tears
For I am having Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir here.

I have no words to tell you, the joys their voices bring,
its far beyond description, to hear the Angels sing.

I know how much you miss me and I see the pain within your heart.
But I am not so far away, We really aren't apart.

So be happy for me, loved ones, You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I send you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I send you each a memory of my undying love.

After all, LOVE is a gift more precious
than pure gold it was always most important the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other like
my Father said to do for I can't count the many blessing or love has for  you.

So have a Merry Christmas and Wipe away your tears for I am spending Christmas
 with Jesus Christ this year

July 6, 2011
Stopping by  to wish you a Happy Birthday.
I talked to Rita the other day. Everyone is fine. We all miss you.
Love, Margaret

Dec. 10, 2011 Stopped at the cemetery and took this picture of Gunda's marker. Rita visits often and puts flowers on both her mom and dad's vault.



Stopping by to wish a

Remember our loved ones this year.


May 13, 2012


Wishing you a

from all of us

May 12, 2013

July 6, 2013

Wishing you a Happy Birthday and hope that you and the rest of the family got together for a celebration. Say Hi to my Mom for me.

November 16, 2013
It's been 4 years since you left this world. On this day we think of you and all the pleasant memories we share.




Feb. 14, 2014


May 11, 2014

July 6, 2014

Wishing Gunda a very Happy Birthday in Heaven.

November 16, 2014

It's been

years since you left us.
Your family thinks of you this day as every day.



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