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Jean Giardina

Jean Elizabeth Giardina (Daly)

Thursday, May 29th, 1930 - Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
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Jean Elizabeth (Daly) Giardina, 89 of Pittsfield, MA passed away Tuesday March 3, 2020 at Springside Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Pittsfield on May 29, 1930 daughter of Henry and Ethel (Welch) Daly. She graduated salutatorian from St. Joseph's High School with the class of 1947. Jean attended Our Lady of the Elms College, and was a graduate of Berkshire Community College and North Adams State College.
Jean’s love for education and history extended through her thirty years as a 6th Grade Social Studies teacher at Cheshire Elementary School until her retirement. She was a communicant of the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and a member of its Ladies Guild. Jean enjoyed reading, playing cards, and following professional sports as well as opera and travelling. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, Enrico T. Giardina whom she married on November 25, 1948 in St. Charles Church; three daughters- Anne L. Gilewicz (John) of Dalton, MA; Kathleen M. Burke (Jack) of Berkley, MA and Laura J. Simeone (Lewis) of Pittsfield, MA; and five sons - Thomas J. Giardina (Nancy) of Pittsfield; Daniel A. Giardina (Diane) of New Fairfield, CT; Richard H. Giardina (Deborah) of Ft. Wayne, IN; Peter D. Giardina (Julie) of Pittsfield; and Damian F. Giardina of Pittsfield. She also leaves 22 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; one sister - Josephine Coltrara of Reseda, CA; one brother - Daniel Daly (Joanne) of Virginia and one sister-in-law Judy Daly, Pittsfield, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother and three sisters including John Daly, Margaret Cranton, Mary Scott, and Patricia Daly.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The Funeral for Jean Giardina will be Monday March 9, 2020 at 9:00 AM at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm St. Pittsfield, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Charles Church, 89 Briggs Ave. Pittsfield celebrated by the Rev. John Tuohey. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to Retinitis Pigmentosa in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Flynn & Dagnoli-Bencivenga Funeral Home
    5 Elm St.
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, March 9th, 2020 | 9:00am
    Monday, March 9th, 2020 9:00am
    Flynn & Dagnoli-Bencivenga Funeral Home
    5 Elm St.
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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  • Service

    Monday, March 9th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, March 9th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Charles Church
    89 Briggs Ave.
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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    Rev. John Tuohey
  • Interment

    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    222 Peck's Rd.
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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Colleen Rossi

Posted at 02:18pm
Jean was a special lady and a superb educator. During my first year as a teacher at Cheshire Elementary school Jean was a wonderful support to me. She always had a warm smile, a positive attitude and an encouraging word. My heartfelt condolences to all the members of her family.
Colleen Rossi

Julie Sullivan

Posted at 07:16pm
To the Giardina family, my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Jean. Sorry that I could not offer my condolences to you earlier today, but know you are in my prayer and in my heart.
With Sympathy,
(Sr.) Julie Sullivan

John McHugh

Posted at 01:16pm
To the Giardina family, so sorry for your loss. John & Cathie McHugh

Mary Simeone

Posted at 04:18pm
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