Bruno "Rick" Giordano
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Resident of Wilton
Bruno "Rick" Giordano, age 57, devoted husband of Cecelia Lampitelli, of Wilton, formerly of Norwalk, passed away peacefully in his home on December 24, 2012 while surrounded by his loving family.
In addition to Cecelia, his beloved wife of 33 years, his memory will be cherished by his children, Christin Giordano, of Orlando, FL and Joshua Giordano, of Wilton; his mother, Carmella Guglielmo Giordano, of Orlando, and father, Bruno "Egilio" Giordano, of Atlantic City, NJ; siblings, Esther Giordano, of Stamford, Vincent Giordano, and his wife, Susan, of Princeton, NJ, Vera Guibbory, and her husband, Wolf, of Guilford, and Angelo Giordano, and his wife, Karen, of Weston; one sister-in-law, Minda Lampitelli, of Honolulu, Hawaii; two nephews, Daniel Giordano and Jude Lampitelli; three nieces, Lynn Guibbory, Carina and Alana Giordano.
Born in Stamford, Rick attended Stamford High School, where he wrestled and played center for the football team, who were State Champions in 1971. During high school, he attained the highest rank in Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout, when he completed the bog walkway at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, stationed in a deactivation unit in Korea. A graduate of Fordham University, Rick went on to establish Your Insurance Agency, Inc., and served as the company president until his retirement.
A person of strong faith, he often thought of the needs of others before his own. Rick was very involved in and supported many community activities including the Stamford chapter of the Full Gospel Businessman's Association, where he served as president, the Gravinese Mutual Aid Society, the New Canaan Society, the "C" project at Norwalk YMCA, where he was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award, recipient of The Certificate of Special Recognition Award presented by the Honorable Jim Himes, contributor to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Walter Hoving Home for Women in Garrison, NY, Girl Scouts of America, Norwalk Hospital's Cancer Support Group, Gideons International, the Family Institute of Connecticut, Pivot House, Malta House, Angel Food Project, Bridgeport Rescue Mission, and the American Legion. He also volunteered for the Extreme Home Makeover in Bridgeport, and was a team sponsor for the Norwalk Little League. Rick was politically active in town, state, and federal governments, had participated in the Constitutional Convention, and had once campaigned for State Senate.
Rick understood the importance of showing those he came to know that he cared for them. He will be deeply missed by his family, many friends, and the many individuals he touched throughout his life.
His funeral service will be celebrated on Friday, December 28th at 11 AM directly in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 41 Easton Turnpike, in Westport, with Military Honor to be observed at the close of his service. Internment will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, of Fairfield Center.
Memorial contributions may be directed to: The Giordano- Lampitelli Family Foundation, P.O.Box 231, Norwalk, CT 06852.
To order flowers online, travel directions, or to sign his guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road Fairfield, CT 06824
Published in The Hour on Dec. 27, 2012