Bonnie Giordano Tuhro passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, after a brave battle against cancer. Bonnie was the devoted wife of Fred T. Tuhro. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 12, 1948. Bonnie is survived by a sister, Cyndi G. Gai (Eddie), a niece, Amanda R. Gai, cousins: Kathy Campanella (Mike Azerella), Vince Campanella, Chris Campanella , Uncle V.J. Campanella and Aunt Meredith Campanella. Preceded in death by her parents, Louis Joseph and Francis Rita Giordano; her sister, Tahnya Marie Giordano; her brother, Louis Giordano, Jr. and nephew Joseph Edward Gai. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Margaret Maxwell, August Campanella, Marie Cuccia Giordano and Salvador Giordano. Bonnie graduated from Riverdale High School and attended Loyola University and the University of New Orleans. Bonnie excelled at everything she undertook in life, including every assignment at South Central Bell and AT&T, for which she was the recipient of innumerable awards for excellence. She retired from AT&T in 1995. After her retirement she enjoyed editing Louisiana Cookin' Magazine. Under the nom de plume "the Vulgar Boatman" Bonnie wrote humorous articles for the Southern Yacht Club Telltale for several years. Bonnie was the consummate New Orleanian and enjoyed fine dining, good wine, local theatre, and all things related to her beloved city. She lived life to the fullest and was an active member of two social clubs: the Java Wives Club and the Usual Suspects. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 10:00 am until Noon followed by a Christian Service at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in her name to the local
, 2605 River Road, New Orleans, Louisiana 70121. Condolences may be expressed online at www.schoencanalstreet.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from May 1 to May 2, 2014