Albert Giovinazzi

Obituary of Albert Giovinazzi

Albert Giovinazzi "Spud" entered into eternal peace on June 6th 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a lifelong area resident who was born and raised in the heart of the tomato fields in Buena. Growing up, Albert worked the fields alongside his parents, brothers and sisters. During these years he developed a love for farming everything from tomatoes and sweet potatoes to hostas. He learned to work on or build anything whether it revved up or stood up, he could figure it out. It was a passion that carried with him throughout his life as he could often be found in a garage fixing "something". He had a deep-rooted love for old cars, trucks and tractors and felt as easy with them as he did turning the dirt. Albert was a man of many talents, a jack of all trades who was ALWAYS more giving than he was receiving. You could have the shirt off his back if only you felt that you needed it. It was just a shirt to him but a lifeline for you. Albert began working as a forklift driver for Kerr Pipe at the age of 18 where he became a lifelong member of Local 172 before realizing his lifelong dream of owning his own business "Albert Giovinazzi Trucking" at age 37. During most of his trucking years he was leased to Battelini Transportation. He was afforded the opportunity to travel the country hauling everything from boats to heavy machinery and even the annual Christmas Trees for businesses to display. In his final years, Albert dedicated his time working for Paving Plus in Williamstown where he continued his legacy of trucking around the machines that he had become synonymous with during his life. Albert seldom enjoyed down time; there was always work to be done. However, one could not confuse downtime and enjoyment with one another. He loved fishing for stripers and weakie, hand crabbing, Nascar Racing-Dale Earnhardt, casinos, the Washington Redskins and a good Michelob nip. There was nothing better than a good Sunday dinner of pasta, red gravy and some long hots with a chunk of Italian bread. He never thought twice about helping out wherever he could. He worked side by side with many friends and family over the years. He enjoyed going to the junkyard and working with his Crescitelli cousins just as much as he enjoyed working into the wee hours of the night with his son and nephews in his barn. His son and nephews were always a source of pride and joy to pass on his infinite knowledge and legacy. Family was by far his greatest joy in life. The best of times were spent canning tomatoes, peaches, peppers and pickles with his close friends and family at his sister Alice's house where they all grew up. While his sister Charlotte roasted the "damn" red peppers while he salivated. His brothers Butch and Tony bonded with him over fast cars, old trucks, tractors and an occasional motorcycle or two. He treasured the meals that his sister Connie and Ron made for him. Albert and his son Eddie took great pleasure in restoring his Jeep after Eddie "jelly bellied" it while Albert and his daughter Hollie relished in the joys of vacationing in Florida. Albert bought his family home on Weymouth Road in Vineland where he raised his kids and where he will always reside. His neighbors Robbie "Dada's Boy" Battelini, Peter Crescitelli and Henry Cifaloglio were to be counted as his best friends, readily available and always reliable. He counted on his special friendships with Jimmy Gribble, Ethel Hayes and Tina Rizzo many times over the years. While the list could go on forever, his life and legacy will forever be felt, remembered and cherished. For he was often quoted as saying "I can fix anything but a broken heart". Albert was predeceased by his parents Albert Charles & Angelina Oliva Giovinazzi, his Uncle Tony Giovinazzi, Uncle Burt Giovinazzi, brother Tony Giovinazzi and his grandparents Charles & Minnie Giovinazzi and John & Rose Oliva. Albert is survived by his sisters Alice Repin (Liston), Charlotte Giovinazzi and Connie Giovinazzi (Ron), his brother Charles "Butch" Giovinazzi (Jami), his son Edward Giovinazzi (Stella), daughter Hollie Corwonski (Matt) his grandchildren Emilee & Tyler Giovinazzi and Teagan Corwonski, his wife Val and special sister-in law Karen, his Nephews; Alex, Dominic, Pat, Angelo, Anthony, Rocco, Butchie, Chris, Eric, CJ & Jimmy and Nieces; Nina, Erika & Angelina. And his beloved dog Gigi. Albert's family and friends welcome everyone to attend his memorial services at DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home located at 2755 S. Lincoln Avenue Vineland, NJ on Wednesday, June 15th 2022 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made for a college fund to Edward Giovinazzi and Hollie Corwonski for his grandchildren.
Wednesday
15
June

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home
2755 S. Lincoln Avenue
Vineland, New Jersey, United States
Wednesday
15
June

Memorial Service

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home
2755 S. Lincoln Avenue
Vineland, New Jersey, United States
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