The Honorable Richard P. Gilardi (1939 - 2018)

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The Honorable Richard P. Gilardi
Aug 3, 1939 - July 10, 2018
State of CT Superior Court Judge, the Honorable Richard P. Gilardi, age 78, of Stratford, beloved husband of the late Maureen (Trent) Gilardi, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in the Montefiore Hospital in New Rochelle, New York. Judge Gilardi was born August 3, 1939 in Providence, Rhode Island, son of Alfonso and Evelina (Paolino) Gilardi and was a long time Stratford resident. Judge Gilardi was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and St. John's University School of Law. He was passionate about the law and politics, and was a member of the Stratford Republican Town Committee for 25 years, including nine as its Chairman, and served as Town Attorney for 19 years. He enjoyed fishing, the NY Mets, and NASCAR racing especially Kyle Busch. He loved conversation and spending time with his family and dinners with his closest friends. Survivors include his two children, his son Ross (Christy) and his daughter Aline (Tom); two grandchildren, Lena and Lucas Gilardi, a sister Barbara Benavides and step-daughter Debby Kehlenbach (Ralph). Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. by meeting directly in St. James Church, 2110 Main St, Stratford, CT. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may visit with his family Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St., Stratford, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard's memory to the National Parkinson Foundation Inc., 200 S.E. First Street, Miami, FL 33131, www.parkinson.org. For additional information, please visit www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Connecticut Post on July 12, 2018