Obituaries

Paula Lynn Giometti

February 18, 1970 - January 28, 2021

Paula Lynn Giometti, 50, of Batavia passed peacefully surrounded by family, Thursday, January 28, 2021.  She was born February 18, 1970 in Oak Park, IL the daughter of Wilfred and Julianne (nee Mago) Perreault.  She was united in marriage to Timothy Giometti July 24, 1994 in Arlington Heights, IL.

She is survived by her husband Timothy; two children Anthony Giometti and Hailey Giometti; Wilfred J. Perreault; three brothers Charles (Jeannette) Perreault, Daniel Perreault, Matthew Perreault; her father and mother-in-law, Victor and Teri Giometti; two sisters-in-law, Gina Perreault, and Nicole Giometti-Black; her nieces and nephews, Alexandra, Colton, Gabriela, Canyon, Kallie Black, Joey, Cameron, Madison, Dylan, Amelia, Adam Perreault, Xander Gramarossa, and Jessica and Elaina Rizzo; and her aunts and uncles Charlene (Patrick) Hallihan, and Elizabeth (Jeff) Weight. 

She is preceded in death by her mother Julianne Perreault.

Paula devoted her life to her family and friends, always putting them ahead of herself.  Not wanting her life to be defined by cancer, she believed it came down to a simple choice: “get busy living or get busy dying” and Paula was busy living.  Whether she was working as the Assistant Dean of Pharmacy at Midwestern University or tending to her beautiful flower gardens, Paula was smiling and looking forward to the next adventure. 

Paula especially enjoyed family exploits, notably the Spring trip to Arizona every year.   An avid concert goer and pseudo-hippie, Paula could be found listening to U2, Grateful Dead, The Beatles and many others while sitting in her patio lounge chair watching the butterflies enjoy the garden she created.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the funeral home is required to abide by state occupancy requirement.  Please wear face covering and be prepared to wait in your cars or outside if occupancy becomes an issue.  Visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Avenue Batavia, IL. 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 A.M. Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 Main Street Batavia, IL. 

 

Guest Book

  • Teresa Dombrowski Niiro I am greatly saddened to hear about Paula, and extend my sincere condolences to her family. I worked often with Paula on student issues, and had the greatest respect for her professionalism and dedication. She was an anchor for troubled students, and was both forthright and compassionate. Many of them ultimately were successful because of her guidance. I also admired Paula for her bravery, the courageous manner in which she carried on through the ordinary days despite her illness. She is a true hero who will be greatly missed. Teresa Dombrowski Niiro
  • Shaifali Bhalla Dear Tim, Anthony, and Hailey, My deepest condolences for your loss. It was an honor to work with Paula. She wholeheartedly supported students, faculty, and staff with her cheerful spirit and her ability to always find a solution. I will treasure her legacy and everything she taught me.
  • Bob Chapman Wishin my heartfelt condolences to Paula’s family. Paula’s loss is profoundly saddening. She was devoted in everything she did at work; she was all-in. May her kindness and gentleness be forever bound in our memories. She will certainly be missed.
  • Janet Ritter Paula was a warm and kindhearted person whom I admired greatly. She was a strong advocate for the MWU students. Also, she was a beautiful woman devoted to her family. God Bless Paula and her family.
  • Charlene Hope Very sad to read this news this afternoon. I got to know Paula as a MWU alumnus she was always welcoming and warm. From my family to yours, please accept our deepest condolences.
  • Wendy Brenwall Heaven takes the best leaving so many heartbroken. Your smile and gentle nature will be missed by so many. Rest in peace, Paula, and may your family and loved ones find some comfort in beautiful memories.
  • Vaibhav Tiwari I had several conversations with Paula (in and out regarding MICRD 1622 course and even arts) and I can tell she was first – a great human being, a good listener and moreover showed how to really live the life we all dream. Paula will be remembered, and deeply missed. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
  • Klodiana Myftari My deepest condolences to Paula's family! It was a privilege to get to know and work with her. My prayers go out to her family.
  • Annette Gilchrist My deepest condolences. Paula was a joy to work with, she was such a great listener, and could brighten the room with her smile. We will miss her.
  • Kerry Mortenson I am very sad to hear of Paula’s passing. I enjoyed my time working with her over the years and she will be forever missed. Paula has been in my thoughts often over the past year and I will continue to think of her often. The heavens have gained another beautiful angel. My thoughts and prayers go out to her entire family.
  • Medha Joshi So sorry to hear about Paula. She was indeed an angel!! Soft and kind hearted! We had promised to meet on our MWU AZ campus when COVID goes away. My deepest condolences to the entire family.
  • Marc Scheetz I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Paula. She was a wonderful colleague and person. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.