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Genevieve Rita "Jean" Paternite

March 7, 1925 - February 8, 2019

Genevieve R. “Jean” Paternite, of Virginia Beach, entered Eternal Life on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the age of 93 years. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 7, 1925 to the late Vincenzo J. Gianfrancesco and Susie (formerly Cellini) Gianfrancesco.

She was preceded in death by her husband Paul V. Paternite.

Left to cherish her memory are her children; son Joseph Paternite and his wife Carol; son Paul Paternite and his wife Cheryl; daughter Angela Garrett and her husband Roger; son Daniel Paternite and his wife Karen; and son Anthony Paternite and his wife Vanda. Further survived by fifteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Genevieve was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church.

Visitation for Genevieve will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel (5033 Rouse Dr. Virginia Beach, VA) from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church (5345 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA) at 10:30 AM followed by burial at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, VA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Service Information

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am


St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church

5345 Virginia Beach Blvd,
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


Woodlawn Memorial Gardens

6309 E Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, Virginia 23502

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