January 25, 1924 - July 4, 2021

Tempesta, Gina “Jean” of Nashua, NH formerly of Revere, MA, passed away on Jul 4, 2021 at the age of 97. Born in Melrose on January 25, 1924 to the late Anthony and Mary Rucci. Beloved wife of the late Bruno Tempesta. Adored by all she interacted with, her love of life and positivity was contagious. Always the life and soul of the party, she could often be found lighting up the dance floor with her moves and her smile. Gina was happiest surrounded by her adoring family and friends. She also enjoyed traveling the world, bingo, participating in many social groups throughout her lifetime, and singing Italian songs to her great grandchildren. She loved to cook and her Christmas Eve gnocchi’s were something her family looked forward to all year. Her family will forever be grateful for the years of unconditional love, support, and companionship that she provided. Devoted mother of Diane Denning and her husband James of Nashua NH, Paul Tempesta and his wife Paula Stone-Melchionno of Peabody, and the late Robert Tempesta. Dear sister of Robert Rucci of Danvers, Marion Richards of Auburndale, and the late William Rucci and Ethel Joseph. Affectionately known as “Nana-Banana”, she was the cherished grandmother of Danielle Jiroutek and her husband Steven, Kristen Hughes, Jenette Leonard and her husband Matthew, and Ashley Romano and her husband Joseph. Adored great grandmother of Will, Jack, Luke, Mason, Madison, Nathan, Shea, and Jenna. Loving “Auntie” to Cheryl Aliberti, Nancy Buckley, and many nieces and nephews. Heartfelt thanks to the devoted care given by the staff at Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings over the past three years. A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Thursday July 8, 2021 from 10:00am to 12:30pm followed by a 1pm Mass at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gina’s name to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org. For guest book, please visit www.buonfiglio.com

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