Girolima Dragotta, born in 1928 in Belmonte Mezzagno, Sicily, Italy died after a brief illness on December 24th, 2022. Girolima, known by her family and friends as Mimma, came to Vineland to visit her Uncle Placido (Pete) Dragotta in 1970. After several years, she migrated permanently to Vineland in 1973 with her brother Ludovico and her sister Concetta. She lived from 1973 to the present at their residence on South Spring Road. She was predeceased by her father Giovanni and both her brothers Ludovico and Giovanni and her sister Concetta. Mimma raised Giovanni’s children Loredana Dragotta, Patricia Dragotta and Maurizio Dragotta at their home on S. Spring Road. Mimma worked as a seamstress at several factories in Vineland until her retirement in the late 1980’s. Family and friends were often fed at her dining room table and she was known for her superb Italian cuisine. She is remembered fondly by the Carman DiGeorgio family, who cared for her over the last several years. She is also survived by cousins Ann Dragotta Panichello and Mamie Dragotta Pedrick and her cousin Robert Dragotta. Private services are being arranged and burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Vineland.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Girolima
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Padgett Funeral Home