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“Every couple of years I'll google the names of the few people who long ago disappeared from my life but continue to loom large in my memory. I'm not...Read More »
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“(From memorial mass for Gilda on February 2, 2013 at St. Joseph's in Troy, NY: Part 3)Gilda's path in life was oftentimes rocky; obstacles popped up...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Robert Giordano - Coopersburg, PA

“(From memorial mass for Gilda on February 2, 2013 at St. Joseph's in Troy, NY: Part 2): Gilda's mom and dad showed great foresight in choosing the...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Robert Giordano - Coopersburg, PA

“(From memorial mass for Gilda on February 2, 2013 at St. Joseph's in Troy, NY: Part 1):Gilda gave us many great memories. She had a fantastic smile...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Robert Giordano - Coopersburg, PA

“Gil is a beautiful person. Always giving...always sacrificing for others. I will alwyas cherish the time we spent listeng to opera with Babo. The...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Shahriyour Andaz - NY

“I enjoy working with you, always made me laugh. you always had funny stories and sweet treats to share. I will miss you. rest in peace. You will be...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: urena, rn - bronx, NY - co-worker

“My friend called you an angel. Your smile filled everyone with warmth. Even if it was only for a short period of time, you made a big impression on...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Yonghee Kim

“My Beautiful Aunt Gil,My words cant express what Ifeel for you. I have so many Great memories, I can hear thatGreat laugh and see that Great smile...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: anita mcgrath - largo, FL - niece

“A very pleasant person has passed on .May she find eternal rest. you will be missed greatly. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: MARIETTA FORDE - NEW YORK, NY

“Gil was more than a kind woman, she was a real individual, an authentic human being, and just a true blue friend, as loyal as they come. I can count...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Monique Rivera - New York, NY

“Oh Gilda......I am so glad I came to see you and met your family were laughing and full of naughtiness that day!....I loved the...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Penny Winans - New York, NY

“Gilda, companion of my heart, keeper of my soul---Un bacio....un bacio ancora...ah!...un altro bacio........ ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Wanda - sister

“Where was I when you were with us? Focused on.......? That was one of your always concentrated on the human experience......people......Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: John Giordano - Cambridge, NY

“I still remember Gild's big smile.... I won't forget it ... When I started first day in the ER at Bronx 10 years ago, I was so nervous about...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Iris - NJ

“I still can't quite believe she's gone. My strongest memory, by far, is the strong, loud, boisterous, contagious laughter. There is nothing like...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Laura Sieme-Giordano - Cambridge, NY

“Gilda, we shared a world of adventures during our younger gypsy years......wandering around Lake Luzerne, Saratoga, and Lake George.....Woodstock -...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Maureen Jones - Lake Luzerne, NY

“The loss of a loved one challenges and changes us. My hope for Gildas' family and friends is that your loss will not long abide and that Love will...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Bob Perillat - Scotia, NY

“Oh John, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your sister! My heart goes out to you and your family and Gilda's family and friends. The...Read More »
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19 of 25 | Posted by: Kathleen Perillat - Grants Pass, OR

“Your Smile and Laughter remain a fixture in my Heart, Peace with Love to you on your journey. ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Peter J Perillat - Glens Falls, NY

“All of our sympathies are with you, Wanda (and the rest of the family), at the loss of a dear sister and friend. She was a blessing to us. We pray...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Attorney Gregory T. Dunn

“Oh darling Gilda. Beautiful Gemini Gilda. Kind and good and wise and calm and loving and laughing all the way. G-d, you made people so happy just...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Leo Schaff - new york, NY

“Gilda, Gilda, Gilda, Such a big spirit in a wee lass. I've shared your everyday triumphs and tragedies since 2006. That was when your father...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Alan Watt - Good Friend

“I will miss my dear friend Gilda forever. She will always be in my heart. Her generosity of spirit and her laughter will be with me always. I can...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: margery danow - n.y., NY

“Grazie Mille ... Gilda!!! Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting you in person, it has been a real joy to have your friendship and...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Roulette Wm. Smith, Ph.D. - CA

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Gilda Diana Giordano, lover of art, music, and people, departed this life on January 24, 2013. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 23, 1952 and lived for many years in Lake Luzerne, NY and New York City. She was 60 years of age.

Gilda was extremely kind, considerate and generous and greatly enjoyed the company of family and friends. She was fiercely loyal and formed life-long friendships with people from all walks of life. Gilda lived her life believing that people are about the only thing in life that really matter. She was typically the first on the scene to help family and friends in need and among the last to leave. Gilda gave of herself unconditionally and never expected anything in return. Gilda's profession, nursing, was a logical choice because it provided her a way to help others on a full-time basis.

Gilda was a great communicator and loved telling a good story. She had a unique gift for taking mundane events and weaving them together to tell a story that captivated everyone's attention. Sharing came easy for Gilda--it was her way of letting people know just how special they are. And people loved and cherished Gilda for the wonderful person she is.

Grazie mille, Gilda, for spending time with us. We will remember you always and keep your name and spirit alive. We will see you soon.

A memorial mass for Gilda will take place at 12:00 PM on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at St. Joseph's Church on 416 Third Street, Troy, NY 12180