Wakefield native was avid artist


LYNNFIELD — Rose Calvo Giunta, 91, of Lynnfield passed away peacefully on Sept. 4 of natural causes, surrounded by her family.

Born in Wakefield on March 6, 1923, she was the daughter of Antonio and Sebastiana (Tine) Calvo. Rose married Armand T. Giunta, also of Wakefield, in 1949, and remained his devoted wife until his death in 2006.

Rose was an active member of the Centre Congregational Church in Lynnfield, and was an avid free-hand painter, stenciler and reader. A devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Rose will be terribly missed by all who knew her.

Mrs. Giunta was the wife of the late Armand T. Guinta. She was the loving mother of David Allen Giunta of Wakefield, N.H. and Kenneth Jay Giunta of North Potomac, Md. In addition to her two sons, Rose was also survived by her two daughters-in-law, Sharon Merry Giunta and Tara Kalagher Giunta; six grandchildren, Kristin Murphy, Elizabeth Lufkin, James Giunta, Mackenzie Giunta, Aidan Giunta and Sydney Giunta; and seven great-grandchildren: Tylor, Michael, William, Jack, Izabella, Madaline and Ryker.

Services for Rose will be held at the First Baptist Church, 8 Lafayette St., Wakefield on Saturday at 11 o’clock. Arrangements are in the care of the McDonald Funeral Home.