WILMINGTON — Anthony “Tony” Giordano, 80, passed away peacefully at home Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.
Born Oct. 26, 1940, in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, to Massimo and Yolanda (Tebaldi) Giordano. Called “Nino” by his family, he emigrated to the United States in 1946 and settled in Springfield, Massachusetts.
A graduate of Boston University with a B.A./M.A. in History and an MBA in Hospital Administration, Tony lived in Rhode Island for 30 years before retiring with his wife, Louise, to Wilmington in 2003. He had been affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island for 26 years, retiring as senior vice president. Tony was an avid golfer and member of Porters Neck Country Club and the Men’s Golf Association.
He enjoyed creating wonderful food to be enjoyed by family and friends, served with wine curated from his self-designed wine cellar. Tony also enjoyed creating beautiful hand-built pinch pottery. He became an expert at personally managing financial investments for his family and was a member of the Porters Neck Investors’ Club. With a serious interest in history and political science, Tony loved following and discussing world news and politics. One of his final wishes was to be able to vote in this election. Mission accomplished.
Special recognition and appreciation from his family go to Dr. William Smith IV and Dr. John Rommel of Cape Fear Heart, Dr. Dean Meisel of Wilmington Health and Dr. Jonathan Crane of Atlantic Dermatology.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Jean Livi Mulcahey and Mary Ann Livi.
Tony is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Louise (Goldberger); two daughters, Andrea Williams (Jim) of Winston-Salem and Roberta Sanford (Dan) of Ayer, Massachusetts; three grandchildren, Katarina Clegg (Chris) of Pelzer, South Carolina, and Alex and Chris Williams of Winston-Salem; sister, Rita Pionnié (Joel) of Bougival, France; and several nieces and nephews.
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