Patrick Vincent Nardone|
1934 ~ 2012
Patrick Vincent Nardone, age 77, passed away on October 8, 2012. He died from complications of Bone Cancer at Chelan Hospital. He leaves behind his present wife Gigi Nardone; whom he shared a great joy and happiness with in their time together. His son Vince Nardone of Mill Creek and two daughters, Linda and husband Tim Bollinger of Wenatchee and Julie and husband David Fowler of Lake Stevens and 2 step sons, Dan Griffith and Randy Griffith. He was also survived by his seven grandchildren and one great Grandchild that gave him great pride, Breanna Nardone, Brad Nardone, Valerie Bollinger, Casey Bollinger, father of great granddaughter Zoey, Justine Fowler, Matthew Fowler, Kimberly and husband Chadd Stillabower. He is also survived by his brother Jim Nardone and two sisters Virginia Pricer and Grace Niebuhur and his many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his first wife Pearl L Nardone, his brother Frank Nardone and sister Elizabeth Konker.
He was born December 24, 1934 at Columbus Hospital in Seattle, Washington, to his late parents Vincent and Francis Nardone. He lived his childhood in the Bothell area where his father was a farmer that sold his produce to many local stores. He was a student at Bothell High School prior to enlisting into the US Air Force. He served as a corporal overseas during the Korean War. Upon returning home from his service in Korea he married his first wife Pearl and finished his military term at Otis Air Force Base in Boston and McCord Air Force Base in Washington. After his discharge Pat entered into the plumbing and mechanical trade. He served his apprenticeship through Local 32 of Seattle while working at Williams Plumbing in Ballard. He soon moved up through the trade working for different Mechanical shops in the Seattle area. In 1983 he started his own successful company Nardone Mechanical. He owned and operated Nardone Mechanical until his retirement in December 1996.
Upon retirement his made his home in Lake Chelan during the summer and wintered at his home in Palm Springs, California and later Mesquite, Nevada. He stayed busy in retirement by volunteering for Meals on Wheels, the Chelan Rotary and the Advisory committee at Chelan Municipal Golf Course. But, his passion was the game of Golf. He could be found most Wednesdays at the Chelan Golf Course playing for the men club. Pat has hosted annually the "Nardone Invitational Tournament" in Chelan for many years. The tournament started out as a small group of friends from both sides of the mountain. He loved this tournament and was happy to play in it this past September.
Pat had met his current wife Gigi at dinner with friends in Chelan and that dinner changed both their lives. Pat & Gigi found new happiness in their life together and were married in a quiet ceremony with close friends in Kona Hawaii. Pat was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend to everyone. His family and friends were always important to him and he will be missed.
It is our families wish to have donations in lieu flower be given to Chelan Meals on Wheels and the Chelan Food Bank.
A vigil service will be held at 7pm Friday, October 19, 2012 at St. Francis Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Catholic Church, Lake Chelan, Washington at 10:30 am, October 20, 2012. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. The family invites you to join them at a reception to Celebrate Pat's life at Campbell's Lodge at 1:30 after the services.
Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 14, 2012