NARDONE Edmund (Dardy) B., 88, of Newton, passed away suddenly on Tuesday May 28, 2013. He was the beloved husband of 59 years to Mary (Farina) Nardone. Born in Newton on March 12, 1925, Dardy was the beloved son of the late Louise and Leonardo Nardone. Edmund was the brother of Olinda Piselli, Ann Nardone and Olga Nardone, all of whom predeceased him. Dardy was raised and educated in Newton and was a graduate of Newton High School class of 1946, following his return from service in WWII. He also received an Associate’s Degree of Engineering from New London Jr. College (now Mitchell Junior College) in 1948. Dardy proudly enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943 and continued to serve as Chief Petty Officer and Pharmacist Mate 2nd Class, aboard the USS LST 949 and USS LST 1126, until 1946. He received the World War II Victory Medal, the American Theatre Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal. Dardy enjoyed over sixty years working as a prominent builder and developer of fine homes. He was a well-respected contractor, developer, architect, and builder of many homes. In addition to his wife Mary, Dardy is survived by his daughter Karen Nardone-Lemons and her husband Terry of Norfolk, his sons Mark Nardone and Eric Nardone both of Newton and his grandchildren Michael and Aubree Lemons of Norfolk, and Bella and Chris Nardone of Newton. He is also survived by many brothers and sisters in law, cousins, nieces and nephews. Dardy was an avid Boston sports fan, especially Boston College football. He loved playing golf, gardening, shell fishing, boating, martial arts, wine making and vacationing in Falmouth, however, he was happiest when spending time with his family. Family and friends are invited to gather in his memory at Andrew J. Magni and Son Funeral Home, 365 Watertown Street NEWTON, on Sunday June 2nd from 4:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. and again at 9:45 A.M. on Monday June 3rd, followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington Street Newton. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Edmund’s memory can be made to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans 17 Court Street Boston, MA 02108.
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Andrew J. Magni & Son Funeral Home
365 Watertown Street
Newton, MA 02458
Published in Boston Herald from June 1 to June 2, 2013