Louise Gimmi



Louise (Orangio) Gimmi, 97, of Lyndhurst, New Jersey passed away on Monday, May 8, 2023.  She had been a resident of Lyndhurst for the past 70 years. Louise will be remembered by everyone as a true lady, daughter, mother, grandmother, GiGi (great-grandmother), sister, wife, and friend. Every role was lived to the fullest with the most love, generosity, and joy.  The daughter of Ellis Island Italian immigrants, Guido and Mary Orangio, she was one of ten siblings. 


She spent her childhood in Jersey City, NJ graduating from Dickinson High School, class of 1943.  She waited for the “love of her life”, Vincent J. Gimmi through World War II and married him upon his return on May 3, 1947.  They remained together for the next 48 years until Vincent’s death in 1995.  One of their happiest times was their move to the suburbs in the early 1950’s from Jersey City to provide for a better life for their two young beautiful daughters.


Louise was an Avon representative for 60 years along with her working as a sales representative at Elizabeth’s Garden in Rutherford for 12 years.  She was a member of the AARP club, Mount Carmel Seniors, St. Michael’s Rosary Society, and the Lyndhurst Friendship Club.


Sunday dinners and parties at the pool were her favorite things to do at the Gimmi household over the many years. 


Louise was pre-deceased by her beloved husband Vincent, her parents Guido and Mary Orangio, siblings, Lucy Mayer, Elizabeth Genua, John Orangio, Jack Orangio, Geraldine Vuono, Antionette Macloskey, Albert Orangio and Gabe Orangio, and all of her in-laws.


Louise is survived by her devoted daughters Diane Gimmi Giangeruso and Christine Gimmi Cascino, her loving three grandchildren, Robert Giangeruso, Shawn (Laura) Giangeruso, and Michelle (Jamison) Hannigan and her five great-grandchildren, Jordyn, Olivia, Sydney, Jackson, and Delaney.  She is also survived by her loving sister, Olga Monteleone and countless nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, great-great nephews and great-great nieces.

Funeral arrangements are private and under the direction of Nazare Memorial Home, Inc. 403 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, all donations are to be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by clicking here or to Hospice of New Jersey by clicking here.  You may express your condolences to the Gimmi family by using our tribute wall.