Gianna Marie Pandolfino, 21, of Holliston, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of Janine (L’Antigua) and Paul Pandolfino of Holliston.
Gianna was a precious little girl that overcame tremendous odds. Born completely healthy, she suffered a vaccine injury that left her on a journey of complete hardship. Doctors said she would not live to see her first birthday or her fifteenth birthday, but God had a different and beautiful and perfect plan for her life. Gianna amazed most doctors with her tenacious will to live; it was admirable. She endured more than most people do in a lifetime. Her story, her life, taught many of us, of the goodness of God. Her story led more people to Christ without her even uttering a word. Gianna seemed to have an impact to change lives to all who crossed her path.
Her smile was contagious to all who knew her. She loved the feel of a warm, bright, sunny day, loved strolling on long walks, loved the wind in her face, music and her Winnie the Pooh book on tape. She knew and loved her family and friends and she loved her extended family at Seven Hills Pediatric Center; but most importantly, Jesus loved her. Jesus made a way because of His sacrifice on the cross, when he paid the ultimate price by conquering death once and for all; then his death and resurrection and his amazing promise to return, reuniting us all once again.
Besides her parents, Gianna is survived by her brothers, SGT. Nicholas Pandolfino USAF of Texas and SGT. Vincent Pandolfino USAF of Nevada; her grandparents, Joyce L’Antigua of Hopkinton, Pete and Lorraine Pandolfino of Hopkinton; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 5th at 12:30 p.m. at Faith Community Church in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gianna’s name can be made in honor of our heros, Tunnels 2 Towers ( T2T. org). Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston.