Gina Marie Sessa, 39, of New Port Richey FL passed away on January 10th 2019 at North Bay Hospital, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Gina was born in Brooklyn NY on August 5th, 1979 to Robert and Virginia (Casuccio) Sessa. She was married June 21st 2003 to Christiaan Grove at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in New Port Richey FL. Gina earned a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Fine Arts (2003) and a Masterâ€™s Degree in Library and Information Science (2015) from the University of South Florida. Gina had a great passion for collecting 80â€™s toys, organizing photos and ancestry. Additionally she was the family archivist. Gina also loved everything Disney, whether it was staying at the resorts, admiring the works of Mary Blair, or collecting pins; Gina was always all in for â€œ18 hours of magicâ€.
Gina brought light and sparkle into the lives of many friends through social media. Always available to check up on friends when they needed it most, she inspired deep and lasting devotion from countless friends and family.
Gina is survived by her devoted husband Christiaan Grove, energetic son Riley Grove, supportive mother Virginia Sessa, and loving father Robert Sessa. She is also survived by nurturing brother Robert Sessa Jr, and thoughtful sister Corinne George as well as loving extended family and friends, who all miss her dearly.
Special thanks to the medical staff of Moffitt Cancer Center, especially Dr. Michael Fradley, Florida Cancer Specialists, Dr. David Wenk and Patricia Rogers, and the entire ICU Staff at North Bay Hospital. It is directly due to your care and diligence that Gina was able to fight against Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis so hard for so long. Every extra day we had with her is thanks to you, so Thank You!
Donations of Flowers are appreciated, and can be directed to:
Dobies Funeral Home
c/o Gina Sessa
8825 Old County Rd 54
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Additionally, if you hate Cancer as much as we do, consider donating to any of the following organizations that are doing excellent work on research, prevention, and patient education:
Moffitt Cancer Center: https://moffitt.org/give
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate
Amyloidosis Foundation: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/?key=amyfound