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Alta "Toni" M. Giansanti-Bryan

Alta "Toni" M. Giansanti-Bryan

Alta "Toni" M. Giansanti-Bryan, age 94 of Munising, MI and formerly Superior, WI, died Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Tendercare Health Center in Munising. She was born on September 18, 1922 in Norway, MI to the late Charles and Lorraine (Shelson) Grodesky. Toni graduated from Escanaba High School in 1939. On September 4, 1942 Toni married Dominic Giansanti. She then joined the United States Coast Guard Reserve, while Dominic served in the European Theater of WWII. In the mid 1950's their family moved to Superior to start a new business venture. While in Superior, Toni was a fulltime homemaker, but also worked side-by-side with Dominic in growing their businesses: Sammy's Pizza and Italian Restaurant, the Elbo Room Bar, and Dominic's Liquors. Toni loved being on Lake Superior, walking the beaches searching for agates or swimming in the cool water. She was an avid outdoorswoman enjoyed hunting and fly fishing. Toni was a one-of-kind, fun loving, feisty lady, who told the best stories. Her family and friends will have beautiful memories of their times together.

Toni is survived by her two sons - John (Gloria) Giansanti of Scottsdale, AZ, and Jeffry Giansanti of Superior; grandchildren - Cherise (Rick) Hinman, Maria Zambito, Ilaria (Jason) Borden, Jeffry "J.P." Giansanti, Jr., and Antoinette (Chris) Stookey; great-grandchildren - Brooks, Maggie, Cashton, Greyson, Arianna, Ilysa, Sam, Israela, Landon, and Aaron; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents - Charles and Lorraine; son - Dominic A. Giansanti, Jr.; husband Dominic Giansanti, Sr.; and brother - John R. Grodesky.

A memorial service is being planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, Toni would have appreciated it if you would give a memorial in her name to Sacred Heart Church, P.O. Box 99, Munising, MI 49862. Toni's obituary and guestbook may be viewed and signed at