Louis J. “Bart” Gardino Sr, age 88, of Milford, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in Milford Hospital.
He was born on July 9, 1924, in New Haven to the late Carmelo and Carmela Lodeco Gardino.
He will be remembered as the “friendly local barber”, being the owner of Town Hall Barber Shop.
He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed spending time at the boardwalk in West Haven.
Mr. Gardino is survived by devoted sons Louis (Jean) Gardino, Jr., John Gardino and Ronald (Wendy) Gardino all of Milford, brother David (Shirley) Gardino of Florida, grandchildren Carrissa, Courtney, Gabriel and Luciano, great granddaughter Laila and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Jean Spiller Gardino, son Jerry Gardino and brother Giorlano Gardino.
Calling hours are Friday, August 31, 2012 from 4 to 8pm at the Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 Broad St., Milford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 1st at 9am, DIRECTLY in St. Mary’s Church, Gulf St., Milford. Interment will follow in Kings Highway Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the caring staff of Yale, Milford Hospital, Avantus Renal Therapy and Milford Health Care.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Ave., Suite #300, Rockville, MD 20852 or the American Heart Assoc., P. O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.
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