WORCESTER: Francis X. Giardiello, 84, of Uxbridge St., died peacefully on Monday, October 12, 2009, at Autumn Village, after a brief illness.
He leaves his wife of 61 years, Rose E. (Butler) Giardiello; a son, Francis X. Giardiello and his wife Lisa of Woodstock, CT; a daughter, Gail F. Puente of Worcester; 4 grandchildren, Justine M. Pulaski and her husband Michael, Joellen E. Andrews and her husband James, all of Rutland, Julianne M. Kozak and her husband Paul of Spencer, and Anthony F. Puente and his wife Heather of Worcester; 2 great grandchildren, Logan Puente and Erin Andrews; and several nieces and nephews. His brother, Archie Giardiello, predeceased him. He was born in Washington, DC, son of the late Archimiede and Mary A. (Golick) Giardiello. He graduated from South High School in Worcester, attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and was an Army Veteran of World War II.
Frank was an architectural draftsman for the Randall Dufresne Company, where he worked for many years. He also worked at Harvey and Tracy Consulting Engineers, until retiring in 1987. He was a long time member of St. Bernard Church where he served as a Lector, an Usher and a former Chairman and Co-chair of the Parish Bishops’ Fund Drive. He had also been a member of the parish Men’s Club, the Bowling League and was actively involved in producing the church variety shows. He was a member and Past President of the Exchange Club of Worcester and Past Director of its New England District. He was a long time member and Secretary of the Froshinn Club, a member of the Worcester Elks Lodge No. 243, and a member of the Vernon Hill American Legion Post No. 435. He enjoyed travel, playing golf and watching sports on television.
CALLING HOURS are 5 to 8 P.M. on MONDAY, OCT. 19, at KELLY FUNERAL HOME, 154 Lincoln St. A FUNERAL MASS will be held at 10 A.M. on TUESDAY, OCT. 20, in ST. BERNARD’S CHURCH, 228 Lincoln St. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. The family suggests donations in memory of Frank be made to St. Bernard's Church Repair and Renewal Fund, 236 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 01605.
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