Giumarra Mourns Passing of Stu Monaghan

LOS ANGELES – It is with deep sadness that the Giumarra Companies announces the passing of Stu Monaghan. Mr. Monaghan passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Vero Beach, Florida after an eight-month battle with brain cancer. He was 52 years old.

Mr. Monaghan was born on July 29, 1966 in Niagara Falls, New York and moved to Winter Park, Florida when he was three years old. He spent over 30 years of his career in the fresh produce industry, working in various sales and management roles. He joined Giumarra in early 2017.

He is survived by his partner, Kristina Lorusso, Regional Business Development Director for Giumarra, and her son, Jonah; his three daughters Caitlyn, Carly, and Ava Monaghan; his mother and stepfather, Mona and Relf Crissey; his father, Richard Monaghan; and his brother, Alan Monaghan.

“We will always remember Stu’s commitment to our industry, good sense of humor, and ability to connect with growers and customers alike,” says John Corsaro, CEO of the Giumarra Companies. “Our friend will be deeply missed. We offer our condolences to his family during this difficult time.”

Information regarding a memorial service will be available at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to VNA Hospice House (, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960. VNA Hospice House may be contacted by phone at (772) 978-5568.

About the Giumarra Companies

The Giumarra Companies is a leading international network of fresh produce growers, distributors, and marketers that encompasses a world of freshness. Since its inception in 1922, the Giumarra group of companies has taken pride in a longstanding commitment and tradition of quality, service, and industry leadership to feed the world in a healthy way.

The Nature’s Partner brand represents the core of what we do: a partnership with our people, customers, growers, and the land and its fruits. Products packed under the Nature’s Partner label represent some of the highest-quality fruits and vegetables in the marketplace, having met strict standards for food safety, quality control, and flavor. The Nature’s Partner Brand Promise:

“We are committed to the people we work with and those we serve.

Very simply, we look to provide the best service and improve upon it every day.”