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The Honorable Richard P. Gilardi

August 3, 1939 July 10, 2018
The Honorable Richard P. Gilardi
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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, Ross Gilardi (Christy) and Aline Gilardi Carroll (Tom); two grandchildren, Lena and Lucas Gilardi, a sister Barbara Benavides; step-daughter Debby Kehlenbach (Ralph), and several nieces and nephews.

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 Saint James Church, 2070 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 or to share an online condolence, visit www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

13

Jul

3:00 PM 7/13/2018 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/13/2018 7:00:00 PM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday

14

Jul

10:30 AM 7/14/2018 10:30:00 AM
Saint James Church

2070 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Saint James Church
2070 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Union Cemetery Final Resting Place

Temple Court
Stratford, CT 06615

Temple Court Stratford 06615 CT
United States
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