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PELLEGRINO, Giovanni, of Braintree, passed away on May 13, 2022, at the age of 83. Born in Italy to the late Domenic and Concetta (D’Urso) Pellegrino. Giovanni came to the United States as a young man looking for a better life and became a United States citizen. He proudly served in the United States Army. He was a very handy man, who could building anything. Giovanni used his skills to build the home he shared with his wife and two daughters. He was very hard working and was the proud owner of his dry cleaning business, Granite Cleaners in Quincy. Giovanni enjoyed being with his family, especially hearing about his grandchildren’s sporting events and performances. It meant the world to him to spend time with his other half, his beloved wife of 55 years. He was an extremely talented artist, who created many wonderful paintings. Giovanni had a special gift and amazing talent. In his retirement he looked forward to his winters in Clearwater, Florida. He was a kind and loving man, who will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Beloved husband of Rosa (Fortuna) Pellegrino. Loving father of Connie Falasca and her husband Timothy of Weymouth and Christina Knowlton and her husband Thomas of Charlton. Cherished grandfather of Rosalie, Aiden and Celia. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation period on Thursday, May 19th, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM in the Cartwright -Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 20th, at 9:00 AM in St. Clare Church, Braintree. Burial will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, please visit

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