Donna Giardono AmsterdamDonna Giardono, 66, of Schenectady passed away peacefully Sunday morning at her home in the loving arms of her daughter. Born in Amsterdam on August 21, 1946, the daughter of the late Fred and Flora Furiani Giardono, she was a 1965 graduate of St. Mary's Institute. Donna was employed as a CNA at the Montgomery County Infirmary for over 20 years until she retired due to ill health. She enjoyed her career because of her great love and empathy for the elderly and infirm. Donna also showed her love and devotion to her family and dear friends. Four generations gathered happily in her home, from her late parents and now her own grandchildren and great-grandson who were the joy of her life. Sadly her son, Jon Paul Giardono, predeceased her. Donna was a parishioner of St. Mary's R.C. Church. She leaves her daughter, Tina Giardono of Amsterdam; grandchildren, Anthony Giardono, Bryant Barksdale and Jayette Miller and her husband, Jacob; great-grandson, Giovanni Anthony Giardono; brother, James Giardono of Johnstown; aunt, Philomena Giardono; dear cousins, including Joan and Ken Norwood; her friends, whom she considered sisters, Joann Vass and Joann Brooker; and Amy Sauve, Monica Kruger and Rosita Myers, whom she considered daughters, who showed not only wonderful care, but stood by to love and support her these last months. Services are Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Avenue, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 156 East Main Street, Fr. John Medwid celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited and may call today (Tuesday) from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Private interment will take place at the family plot in St. Michael's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church, or St. Mary's Institute, both in care of the funeral home office. Please visit her family's on-line guestbook at www.brbs funeral.com.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Aug. 6, 2013
Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home
171 Guy Park Ave Amsterdam, NY 12010