Celebrating the life of

John Joseph Annunziata

December 07, 1930 - May 30, 2021

John Joseph Annunziata

John Joseph Annunziata, 90, passed away on May 30, 2021. 

He was born on December 7, 1930, in the Bronx, New York, where he grew up.

He graduated from Samuel Gompers Industrial High School for Boys in 1948. He is a US Navy veteran and served during the Korean War from 1951 - 1955 on the USS Perry. John married Maureen Russell in 1953. Shortly after, they then moved to Long Island, New York. 

John worked as a truck driver for 30 years for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P. After retirement from A & P, he worked for the Village of Garden City, New York, in the public works department for ten years. Upon retirement from the village of Garden City, he and his wife moved to Savannah, Georgia.

In Savannah, Georgia, John volunteered his time as a Golf Ranger at the Bacon Park Golf course. John and his wife were parishioners at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church on Wilmington Island, Georgia, since 1999. John belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council #10579 and was a third-degree Knight.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Maureen Russell Annunziata. He is survived by his daughters, Teresa (Chris) Overbeck and Deirdre E 'Dee' (Karl) DeMasi; grandchildren, Christopher, Russell (Kate), John (Jenn), Michelle, Dominic, and Carolyn and great-grandchildren, Marshall and Anastasia Overbeck (John & Jenn). 

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 04, 2021, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will occur at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 5, 2021, at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Wilmington Island, Savannah, Georgia. Burial will be private. 

The family suggests any remembrances be given in his memory to St. Jude's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,  Memphis, TN 38105.



Pop was my hero! When I moved to Savannah in 2003 I adopted him as my pop. His excitement and joy of life was so great. At 90 he was still playing golf and the social butterfly where he lived. To know him was to love him. I loved him dearly as well as the whole Demasi family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love Kim Proveaux

- Kim Proveaux, Newnan, Ga

Our most heartfelt condolences to all the family, especially our friends the DeMasi clan. In this difficult time, we hope you will be sustained by the love of family and friends that surround you. Hugs to all!

- Tom and Jo Lamas, Savannah, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Interment Will Be Private