So sorry for the loss of our precious Sophie. She was a very caring, gifted and special person. I was unable to be at the funeral home as I was just in ICU. My prayers are with you. God Bless.
Sophie, my dear friend, a women full of courage and compassion. You will always be in my heart. Love, Valerie
Deepest sympathy Dr. Giardino
Dr. Giardino - my sincerest condolences on your loss.
Love you Sophie! You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
Sophie was an angel to all the patients receiving treatment at Holy Cross and most of all an inspiration to the Breast Cancer support group. Weekly we received her wise, calm words and funny anecdotes to help us survive. What Grace Sophie possessed which carried her to Heaven. God Bless her family especially Tony, always at her side.
My condolences to Sophie's family. May the light of God continue to light her pathway and comfort her loved ones.
Sophie was a true inspiration. She had a great way of uplifting people and making them feel ok. I will miss her terribly. I know she is an angel in heaven.
Sophie my friend, one feisty Italian Lady ,your strength and courage were remarkable You will be missed, but not forgotten !!!!
Sophie: A hero, an angel, are some titles to add to
her titles after wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Her 17 year battle
with cancer was a valiant fight to win over the disease. As a key member of the breast cancer support group she was loved greatly and will be missed intensely. Both sophie and Tony always opened their hearts and their world to all the cancers survivors.There are no words to express
our great loss. We can gain from the things she tried to teach us.Live life, love, and be a blessing to others.Sophie we will miss the wonderful wings you spread to take us under. Now you have a new set of angel wings and we have an angel among us. love you Del
May God Bless you, Sophie, and may HE give Tony strength, courage and comfort in the coming days. You will always be one of my dearest friends. I will never forget the serious, sad, joyous, funny and unbelievable incidents shared through the 57 years that we were fortunate to have experienced together. Please pray for us as we will pray for you. With Love...
Sophie and I sat near each other in every class because of our last names. She was so funny and we shared memories of our Italian childhoods and recipes. We had fun on the weekends as well. Wished I could have made the last reunion. Being unable to travel makes the short ride from Miami to Ft. Lauderdale seem like a trek across the country. My sympathy to her family and friends.
My thoughts and prayers are with Sophie's family and dear friends as well as our Bellevue Family. Celebrate her wonderful life and the joy she brought to each of us.May Jesus and the Blessed Mother comfort you and hold you close
My love and prayers to the family, friends and Fall '59 sisters as we are able to celebrate the wonderful joy Sophie brought in her own quiet unique ways to each of us.
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever. We are sending you a hug from afar. Lots of love and hugs Siobhain, Seamie, Rachael and Laura xxx
Anthony Giordano and the entire family.
I did not keep in touch with my Bellevue classmates. I wished I had known Sophie better. She was an amazing woman from what I hear. May her memory be for a blessing. Sylvie Heyman (Sylvia Grey Tobin)
How does one summarize and say goodbye to a 57 year friendship.? We lived almost side by side in Bellevue Nursing School from '56 to '59. With Marie Walz, Valerie Smith and Claudette Norris, we became the “Big Five”. We sat through classes together, all in the last half of the class. We met each other's families, we went to each other's homes. We were capped and graduated together. Sophie and I went to Marie, Claudette's and Val's weddings and were the single ones for a long time. We met Claudette the first week of December and went to the concert at South Street Seaport. We kept in touch and did Christmas cards every year. We married within a year of each other and visited in Florida together, we went on a Baltic Cruise together. They visited us in Ireland and loved it. After my husband died they called with an apartment in Florida, they fixed it up for me, they almost furnished it completely for me. We had Opera and Broadway Across America subscriptions together. We went to Peter Pan for breakfast 2 or 3 mornings a week and Birthday dinners (2 days apart) at Zuckerello's . I could go on and on but must say goodbye to my dear, dear friend Sophie. I love you and will remember you always.
With love, all things endure, for though they may pass from this earth, they live on in the hearts of those who have loved them.
With Deepest Sympathy to the family and friends of Sophie Giardino from Betsy and Claire Theusen (NJ), friends of Elena Giardino