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Gene R. Nardi

November 29, 1936November 9, 2020

Gene R. Nardi, 83, passed away on November 9, 2020. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and retired from the US Air Force. Mr. Nardi enjoyed golfing, square dancing, playing piano, NASCAR and the Seminoles football team. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Bonnie Nardi; 2 daughters: Suanne (Mike) Duff and Michelle (Mark) Morig; step-son: Jamie Rhodes; 2 brothers: Ronnie (Kay) Nardi and Richard Nardi; sister: Regina Nardi (aka Princess) and her husband, Bob; 5 grandchildren: Zach, Jake, Clayton, Micayla, Haley; 2 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ron (Vicki) Baugh; and a host of extended family and friends. Funeral services will be held 11 AM, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL with visitation held 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in procession to Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, FL (Lane 2). Please post words of comfort at www.hollyhillfunerals.com.

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  • He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Bonnie Nardi; 2 daughters: Suanne (Mike) Duff and Michelle (Mark) Morig; step-son: Jamie Rhodes; 2 brothers: Ronnie (Kay) Nardi and Richard Nardi; sister: Regina Nardi (aka Princess) and her husband, Bob; 5 grandchildren: Zach, Jake, Clayton, Micayla, Haley; 2 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ron (Vicki) Baugh; and a host of extended family and friends.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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Michele Morig

November 18, 2020

Daddy -
You were my first love. I am very proud to call you my father. I am still having a hard time accepting you’re gone. You were always just a phone call away. Today was VERY hard for me. I could not say goodbye. I guess this is one of those times there is only one set of footprints in the sand. Until we meet again you will forever be in my heart. I love you Daddy! ❤️🥰

Love you’re daughter ~
Michele

John Campbell

November 18, 2020

Gene and I became friends about 15 years ago. Eventually, we became almost-every-week golfing partners. I suspect the last golf he ever played was with me at NAS Jacksonville. We also shared the bond of being Air Force veterans. We both had a love of fishing and he loved to recount his many trips to the South Platte River outside of Denver while he was stationed at Lowry AFB. I planned to teach him how to fish for bass but we never seemed to be able to accomplish that goal. We enjoyed each others company and I will miss him until we meet again on the other side.

Suanne Duff

November 17, 2020

Dad

I miss you so much. I love ❤️ you with all my heart.

Suanne

Margie Adams

November 17, 2020

I know that Gene will be greatly missed as the Nardi family is a very loving family. I first met Gene "100" years ago. Honestly, I can't remember the date. It was a canoe trip in southern Indiana. Other than when it was..... I had a great time and enjoyed meeting Gene.

Darline Teel-Williams

November 14, 2020

I am the Secretary for the Vietnam Veterans of America Colonel William G. Byrns Chapter 1059 in Clay County. I met Gene in 2012 when he became a member. We hit it off being among only a handful of members who were prior Air Force. Every meeting I really looked forward to seeing him and talking about his experiences. He was such a kind and gentle man, and I will truly miss him. RIP Brother Gene. Condolences to his family and friends.

Paul Nardi

November 14, 2020

Uncle Gene was in my thoughts and I was reminded of him through my family. I thank him for his service to our country and for his devotion to the family I love.

We will miss you and you will forever be in our hearts…

Paul Nardi and family…
NARDI STRONG!

Daniel, Suzanne and Shawn Nardi

November 13, 2020

Uncle Gene,
You will truly be missed!
May you forever Rest In Peace

Love always and forever,
Daniel, Suzanne and Shawn Nardi

John Alwood

November 12, 2020

I will miss a good friend and fellow golfer will remember him always getting on me about hitting to many holes when I was driving the cart. We will meet again my friend, I will miss you till then.

Jake Duff

November 12, 2020

Grandpa,

Those summers we spent together in Jacksonville will always be incredibly special to me. There are countless lessons that you instilled in me that have helped form the man I am today and I am eternally grateful for that. Your emphasis on respect, toughness, hard work and most of all - putting family first, has always resonated with me. I will strive to exemplify those values as well as you did. Love you Grandpa

Rest easy,

Jake

Suanne Duff

November 11, 2020

Dad
Thank you so much for your 20 years of service in the US Air Force. You will always be my hero.
I miss you so much and wish I could talk with you again.

I love you forever,
Suanne

FROM THE FAMILY

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