September 20, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – April 11, 1943; 24 years old
Married to Mary Anderson Giordano (1921-1991) on November 13, 1942
Last local address: 24 Laura Street, South Norwalk
Enlisted on October 9, 1941
Service number: 31052603
Unit: 1st Infantry
Born to Carl (1875-1940) and Erminia Molo Giordano (1882-1937), both born in Italy. Brothers, Alphonse (1906-1993), Adolf (1907-1974), Arthur (1913-1999), James (1915-1991), and Frank (1923-2001). Sisters Elizabeth Giordano Kotulsky (1909-1998), Caroline Giordano Santaniello (1910-1976), Eleanora Giordano Miceli (1917-1992), and Adeline Giordano Wesolowski (1920-2020).
Died in a training accident at Camp San Luis Obispo, California.
From The Norwalk Hour April 13, 1943
TONY GIORDANO DIES IN ACCIDENT
Wife, Former Mary Anderson, Gets Word As She Arrives At California Camp
Private First Class Anthony Giordano, 22, was killed as a result of an accident at Camp San Luis Obispo in California last Friday evening, according to telegrams sent to his family here. Private Giordano had been stationed at the new camp for the past few weeks having been located prior to that at Camp Young, Indio, California, a desert training center. His wife, the former Mary Anderson of Rowan Street, East Norwalk left last Thursday to join her husband and arrived in California on Saturday evening when she was notified of the death of her husband. The couple had been married on November 13, 1942. Besides his wife, Private Giordano is survived by five brothers, Private First Class James with the U.S. Army stationed in Panama, and Adolph, stationed in Alabama, and Arthur, Frank, and Al Giordano of Norwalk; four sisters, Adelaine and Carol Giordano of Norwalk, Mrs. Joseph Katulsky of Norwalk, and Mrs. John Miscelli of Stamford. Private Giordano entered the service on October 9, 1943. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Giordano, 24 Laura Street. Prior to induction in the U.S. Army, Private Giordano was employed at the Hat Corporation of America. He was a graduate of Norwalk High School and was well-known in Norwalk as a guitar player. The remains are being sent to Norwalk this week.
From The Norwalk Hour April 19, 1943
The remains of PFC Anthony Giordano who met his death in an accident at Camp San Luis Obispo, California, on April 9, are due to arrive here this afternoon. He will be accorded a military funeral which will be held at his late home, 24 Laura Street, Wednesday morning at 8:30 and 9 o’clock in St. Joseph’s Church. Private Giordano is survived by his wife, Mary Anderson Giordano; five brothers, Alfonso of Norwalk, Adolph of the U.S. Army in camp in Alabama, PFC James who is overseas, Arthur and Frank Giordano of this city; four sisters, Mrs. Joseph Kotulsky of Norwalk, Mrs. John Miscell of Stamford and the Misses Adeline and Carol of this city and several nieces and nephews. The burial will take place in St. John’s cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the A.J. Collins Company. The following message of sympathy was received by the Giordano family:
Headquarters 1st Infantry,
Office of the Chaplain,
Camp San Luis Abispo, California,
To the Giordano Family:
For myself and on behalf of Tony’s company, I wish to send you our deepest sympathy in your bereavement. Tony was highly regarded by all of us and there was a fine turnout for the blessing in church and the military rites afterward. The boys did as much as they could for his wife and wish they could have done more. She is a fine little lady. We are having mass tonight at 6 o’clock for Tony. With continued prayers of all of us, I remain.
Rev Patrick F. Shine
Chaplain of the 1st Infantry
PFC Giordano is buried in St. John’s Cemetery,2 23 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut; Section A2, Plot 316. Photo by webmaster.