On Thursday October 14th, 2021, Rebecca “Becky” (Krewalk) Giamattei, loving wife, daughter, sister and dog mom - passed away at the age of 30.
Rebecca grew up in Coventry, Connecticut. She was an empathetic social worker who was passionate for comforting the most vulnerable. She assisted countless families and orphan children through life’s greatest challenges. Her legacy is one of selflessness, love and caring for all. Friends and family were graced with her lightheartedness, incredible wit and adventurous spirit.
Rebecca attended Western Connecticut State University for her undergraduate degree where she and her husband, Charles, started their loving lives together. She then attended Fordham University to achieve her master’s degree in Social Work. Rebecca was in the process of earning her clinical license where she planned to be a therapist for cancer patients. Through her own experiences, she was intimately aware of the great need for these services, and she was eager to help.
After working directly with orphan children for several years in Connecticut, Rebecca, Charles and their beloved dog Cali started out on a fantastic journey to explore the country. They camped and hiked in twelve national parks on their way to moving to San Diego, California. They had fallen in love with San Diego while on their honeymoon. In San Diego, Rebecca worked on the front lines of the Covid pandemic in order to assist patients and families through their most distressed times including end of life care.
Rebecca leaves behind her loving husband Charles Giamattei, mother Lori (Romano) Krewalk, father, Kenneth Krewalk, brother Matthew Krewalk, her puppy Cali, mother in law Barbara Cotton, father in law Anthony Giamattei, brother in law Anthony (Kate) Giamattei, and sister in law Amber Lenihan, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
As Rebecca touched so many lives both in Connecticut and San Diego, a memorial service was held at Singing Hills Memorial Park in El Cajon, CA on November 2nd.
Burial in Connecticut will be private at the convenience of family.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday November 9th from 3:00 – 6:00PM at: Holmes Funeral Home 400 Main Street, Manchester CT, 06040
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, 1-800-227-2345.
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