Susan Giannini

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

With a very heavy heart, we celebrate heaven gaining another beautiful angel.

Susan Jean Giannini (Crowley), of Carol Stream, IL died Friday, May 8, 2020, at St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates after a long and courageous battle with lupus. She was 75 years old. She was born on March 26, 1945, in Chicago, IL.

Susan was survived by her husband of 39 years, Lawrence Giannini, two children Christie Ruffino (Vodden), Gerald Vodden, and stepson Larry Giannini. She was a devoted grandmother to Gerald Ruffino, Jesica Ruffino, and Matthew Vodden, a step-grandmother to Joshua Giannini, Christopher Giannini, Anthony Giannini, Sidney Giannini, and a great-grandmother to Scarlet Clark and Joe Clark Jr.

Sue loved life which included her family, Las Vegas, attending “Friday movie night” with the girls, gardening, adopting and supporting feral cats, spending time at their cabin in Delhi, Iowa, and many other adventures.

The family will be having a life celebration in the available future, but in the meantime, they are creating a Legacy Journal in her honor to share their fond memories and stories.


To include a story or memory you had with Sue in a Legacy Journal the family is creating, please click the button below.

A psalm of David

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul.

He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. 

Psalm 23