GIRONDA, RALPH J.
, 76, Clermont passed away March 22, 2006. He was born August 10, 1929 in Mamaroneck, NY son of the late John and Rose (nee Teti) Gironda. He served in the US Army during WWII and retired from General Motors. He moved to Clermont in 1989 from Stow, Ohio and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church; Sons of Italy; was the local Kings Ridge handyman and Ham Radio operator. His brothers, Sam and John, preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife of fifty-six years, Nicolina (nee Cichetti) "Nikki" Gironda; sons, John Gironda, North Salem, NY, and Robert Girooda, Husdon, OH; daughter, Janice Mottarella, Somers, NY; brother, Jerry Gironda, Fairfield, CT; grandchildren Melissa, Jeff, Jamie, Matthew, Lauren and Robert Michael. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10:30AM on Friday, March 24, 2006 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church celebrated by Fr. Tito Rajos. Interment will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8PM today (Thursday) at the funeral home. BECKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 806 West Minneola Ave., Clermont, FL 34711, 352-394-7121. beckerfamilyfuneral.com
Published by Orlando Sentinel on Mar. 23, 2006.