Giacomo Augusto Cevenini passed to eternal life at home on March 30, 2022, after hearing from his grandchildren and surrounded by his wife and family members. He was 91 years old. Born in Bologna, Italy, Giacomo was raised by his mother Virginia Cevenini during World War II. He joined the Italian Navy after the war, where he lived and worked until meeting his wife Vita, while on special assignment in Washington D.C. They married on November 5, 1961 and Giacomo thereafter, formally immigrated to the United States. Giacomo and Vita started their marriage in Arlington, Virginia, later moved to Camp Springs, Maryland and finally moved to Olney, Maryland, where he lived for 38 years, in a house he adored, as it backed to a soccer field and had enough land for him to build a prolific garden. During his lifetime, Giacomo worked as a television repairman, soccer referee, and soccer coach. He is preceded in death by his mother, Virginia, Father-in-Law, Rosario Arcidiacono and Mother-in-law, Tina Arcidiacono.
A lover of “all things Italian,” on any given day Giacomo could be found watching soccer and eating pasta. He maintained a significant supply of pasta at home, located in what his family called “the pasta bunker.” He belonged to the Santa Maria di Licodia club where Vita and he would often dance. Beyond these pleasures, Giacomo was an avid reader of history, spoke many languages, and could always be relied upon to have detailed knowledge about current events. He was loved by everyone he met, mixing his ease of conversation with his old world charm. Whereas he had many accomplishments throughout his life, Giacomo believed his grandchildren to be his greatest success, and they universally felt similar affection for him. He loved to sit around a table of good food and wine and tell stories from his past. He was a great storyteller, something his children and grandchildren will miss deeply about him.
Giacomo is survived by his wife of 61 years Vita,his children James, Peter, and Marco, his daughters-in-law Lauren and Ellen, and his grandchildren Hannah, Noah, Sophia and Marco.
Visitation will be held on May 21, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church, 2900 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, Maryland followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Montgomery Hospice at 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850
1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville MD 20850