Rachel Therese Giammalvo

Born in New Bedford, MA on October 8, 1946

Departed on August 17, 2016 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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Rachel T. Giammalvo – Age 69, August 17, 2016

 Preceded in death by her parents, Maurice and Lauranna Lyonnais; sister, Bernice (Lyonnais) Markowski.

 She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Peter J. Giammalvo, PhD; son, Michael Giammalvo (Dawn); grandchildren Alec and Lindsay Giammalvo; brothers Robert and Jerry Lyonnais.

 Born and raised in New Bedford, MA, she and her husband moved to Nashville, TN when they married in 1968. During their early years in Nashville, their son was born and she completed her training as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and worked in that capacity at St. Thomas Hospital, Vanderbilt Medical Center and in home care. They moved away from Nashville for 15 years living and working in South Bend, IN and Philadelphia, PA. They returned to Nashville in 2006 for work and planned to retire here.

Arrangements are private and being handled by Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt or the St. Thomas Foundation.


3 Comments to Rachel Therese Giammalvo

  1. Dennis Russell
    August 19, 2016 9:52 am

    We are so sorry to read in the paper of the passing of Rachel. You have our deepest sympathy and will be in our prayers.
    Dennis & Linda Russell

  2. Rich and Sharon Camp
    August 19, 2016 9:05 pm

    Peter and family
    We are so sorry to read of Rachel’s death. We will have you in our thoughts and prayers
    Rich and Sharon Camp

  3. Emily and Murod
    August 19, 2016 10:53 pm

    Peter/Dad – We won’t soon forget our memories of Rachel and her unique energy and passion. Your love and care for her was always so refreshing and inspiring! We are sorry for this time that we are no longer in Nashville, but we are absolutely with you in spirit. We love you, very much!

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