JOBIT: Giantelli, Joseph M. [MC1998 RIP] on 2017-Oct-15


Joseph M. Giantelli (Age 52)

On Sunday, October 15, 2017 Joseph Giantelli of Rockville, MD passed peacefully.

Joseph was born on July 20, 1965 in Mount Vernon, New York. As a young man, he participated in Boy Scouts and achieved Eagle Scout in 1983. He attended Mount Vernon High School continued his education at Westchester Community College graduating with an associates degree in electronic technologies. In 1989, he met the love of his life, Adelaide Giantelli (nee Mella) and they were happily married for nearly 25 years.

Being a lifelong learner, Joseph continued his education at Manhattan College, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1998. In 1999, Joseph and his wife moved to Maryland. For the past 10 years, he was a reactor systems engineer at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Joseph is survived by his beloved wife, Adelaide, and his children whom he adored, Andrew, Matthew and Alexa.

He was a hands-on dad and kid at heart. He was an active member of Boy Scouts, avid fisherman, and enjoyed to putter with 3-d printing.

Joseph was cherished son of Raymond and Joan Giantelli; loving brother of Raymond Giantelli, Mary Ostrander, Antonetta James, and Patricia Righetti. Joseph is also survived by his in-laws Raffaele and Marcella Mella and many loving nieces and nephews, as well as many family and friends.

The family will receive friends at PUMPHREY’S COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD on Sunday, October 22 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 520 Veirs Mill Rd., Rockville, MD on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joseph Giantelli may be made to the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America go to Please view and sign online family guestbook at

Pumphrey Funeral Home
300 W. Montgomery Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850-2805
(301) 762-3939

Published in The Washington Post from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2017 


Giantelli, Joseph M. [MC1998 RIP]


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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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