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West Orange Mathematics Teacher Passes Away

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Cynthia Murren Di Giovanna, a former mathematics teacher at Edison Middle School, Roosevelt Middle School, and Redwood Elementary School, passed away suddenly on July 22. She was 53 years old.


Di Giovanna spent 15 years teacher in West Orange and was the recipient of several accolades for teaching excellence. She served as team leader at Edison and Roosevelt. 


Cindy grew up in Roseland and graduated from West Essex High School. She received her BA and Masters in Psychology and Elementary Education and began her career at St. Michael's in Newark, followed by the Irvington School District.  She began teacher in West Orange at Edison Middle School in 2003.


She is survived by her husband David Di Giovanna; her brother Andy Murren (Lea) and her sister Sharon Pezutti (Anthony); her beloved nieces and nephews Andrew and Ian Murren, Stephanie Pezutti, Sabrina and Jared Pelech, Austin and Monica Morris, Christopher, and Anthony and Caroline Colucci.  She will be deeply missed by all of her in laws and extended family members.


A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on July 28 at 10 am at Our Lady of The Blessed Sacrament, Roseland, NJ.  Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park. Friends and relatives may visit on July 27 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Norman Dean Home For Services, 16 Righter Avenue, Denville. A Prayer Service with the KOC will take place at 7 pm that evening.  Please share your memories here.  Her family will cherish them forever.


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Cynthia Cumming
July 24, 2018