John Pavia, 79, a Newtown resident since 1969, died January 1. He was born in Faeto, Italy, February 16, 1936. He came to the United States in 1956 and met his soul mate, Thersina “Nella” Alagna, on Columbus Day, 1958, and made her the proud Mrs John Pavia on September 20, 1961.
Mr Pavia was the owner of Pavia & Cavalieri Tile, Inc, with his longtime colleague Joseph Cavalieri.
In addition to his wife, he leaves behind his oldest daughter, Luisa Pavia Olah, and her husband Doug; his son-in-law Ralph Imbimbo; and grandsons Eric, John, and Luca. His youngest daughter, Marilyn Pavia Imbimbo, as well as his brother Leonard and parents, Anthony and Luisa Pavia, preceded him in death.
Calling hours for viewing are Monday, January 4, from 4 to 8 pm, at Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. A funeral mass will take place January 5, at 10:30 am, at St Rose Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown.
Online condolences may be left at www.spadaccinofuneralhome.com.