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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

David Giardina, 95

David D. Giardina of Westport, retired head of the radiology department at Norwalk Hospital, died July 10 at home. He was 95. Image
David D. Giardina: radiology head at Norwalk Hospital. Contributed photo

He was born in New Haven on July 5, 1919 to the late Vincenzo and Marianna (Alu) Giardina. He graduated from James Hillhouse High School, Columbia University, and New York Medical College where he earned a medical degree in radiology.

His education was interrupted by World War II when he served as a sergeant and a medic with the U.S. Army in the European Theater. He went on to work at Norwalk Hospital as the head of the radiology department until he retired in 1984.

During that time, belonged to the Connecticut Medical Association and the Connecticut Radiological Society where he served as a past president. He, also, taught radiology courses at Yale University.

He enjoyed traveling, deep sea fishing, golfing, skiing, and performing magic acts for his family. The arts and music were dear to him. He loved poetry, especially the Romantics. He played the harmonica and retained a beautiful singing voice until his death, his family said.

He was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte Mantiglia and a sister, Rita D’Alessio. He is survived by two brothers, Joseph Giardina of Hamden, and Vincent Giardina of West Haven, and a sister, Dina Cart, of Westbrook. He is, also, survived by a son, David Giardina and wife, Lynette, of East Hartford, son, Kenneth Giardina and his wife, Susan (Cameron) of Alpharetta, Ga., and grandchildren, Allison, Andrea and Christopher Giardina; a son, Thomas Giardina and grandson, James Giardina of Los Angeles, and daughter, Barbara Giardina and grandchildren, Erica Harris, and Stefan Harris, his wife, Daniella, and great-grandchildren, Aniyah, Elijah and Analise, all of Las Cruces,  N.M.

He was a communicant of the Assumption Parish in Westport. He was a member of the Shorehaven Golf Club, and the Y’s Men.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 26, at 11 a.m. at Assumption Church, 98 Riverside Ave. after a private gathering for family at the Harding Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his memory to Doctors Without Borders; 333 Seventh Ave. New York, NY 10001-5004. To leave an on line condolence please visit


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