Giovanni Runci died Monday, June 13, 2022, at Rose Garden Nursing and Rehabilition Center in Toms River. He was 93.
Born in Messina, Sicily, Italy to the late Giuseppe and Vincenza (DeGaetano) Runci, he immigrated to the United States in 1961 and moved to North Brunswick in 1972. He was a baker for Sunshine Biscuits in Sayreville for 18 years before his retirement in 1993.
His wife Nellie (Savoca) Runci died in 2020; he was also predeceased by his brothers Giuseppe and Antonino Runci; and his sister Felicia Melluso. Surviving are his daughter Vincenza Runci of Howell; two sons – Joseph Runci of Chicago, Illinois and Salvatore Runci of Jackson; his granddaughter Victoria Runci of Howell; and his brother Nicola Runci of Messina, Sicily, Italy.
Private funeral services with entombment in St. Peter's Cemetery, New Brunswick were under the direction of Selover Funeral Home, 555 Georges Road, North Brunswick.