John P. Gardell

Born July 23, 1928

John P. Gardell of Stamford, CT and Spring Lake, NJ passed away on July 12, 2014. John was born July 23, 1928 in New York, NY, to John J. and Mary Hosey Gardell. John was a graduate of Manhattan College and New York University, where he earned his CPA. John was the owner and president of Marvel Oil Company.

Mr. Gardell is survived by his loving wife, Vera Silvestro Gardell and his children; John Jr. (Carol) Stephen, Matthew (Sissy), Peter (Maria) Gardell and Mary Ann (Lewis) Cutter. John was the proud and loving Grandfather of John Patrick, Timothy, Maria, Bryan, Alexander, Sophia, Matthew, Michael, Andrew, David, Peter and Francesca Gardell and Lewis, Theresa and John Cutter. In addition to his parents, John is predeceased by his first wife M. Theresa Swords Gardell.

During retirement, John and Vera traveled extensively. John gave generously of his time and talents to many groups and organizations, including being a trustee and lector at St. Gabriel Church in Stamford. Among his many passions, John was a Past Commander and Educational Officer of the Stamford Power and Sail Organization, where he taught celestial navigation for 40 years. John was also very active in the Motor Equipment Manufacturer’s Association, including serving as its Treasurer. John also worked closely with the New York Small Business Council.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday July 19 at 11AM at St. Gabriel Church, 914 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Burial will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery. Family and Friends may call at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home 2900 Summer St., Stamford on Friday from 4-8PM. Please visit to leave a message for the Gardell Family.


  • Visitation Friday, July 18, 2014

John P. Gardell

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July 24, 2014

John, Carol & Family,
Heartfelt sympathy and prayers.
Ginny Correa Herrmann
Brandenburg, KY.

Nancy Matturro Tolla

July 24, 2014

Dear Vera,
I am sorry to learn of your husband's passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Joan Connor

July 24, 2014

I was so sorry to read of Jack's recent death.Your family will be in my prayers. May he rest in peace.

Dennis & Suellen Riccardi

July 21, 2014

John, Carol and Family,

So very sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Roberta Pollard

July 21, 2014

Gardell family. I am so sorry for your loss. John has been a good neighbor for as long as I have lived here. Vera if there is anything I can do for you please ask.

Susan Cossette

July 21, 2014

Pete: Sorry to hear about your dad. Thinking of you. Best, Sue

Michele Marrucco

July 20, 2014

Dearest Mary Ann and Family:
Thinking of you all during this time. Know that your Dad and Mom's bright light shines through you all always..
Michele Marrucco

July 19, 2014

Dear Mary Ann and entire Gardell Family, I came to know you, your Dad and Vera later in the game but feel close to you all and send my love and support at this time of loss. I am thinking of you today and hope the love that your family shares will bring you solace in the future. Much love, Jennifer Cutter Chamberlain

Lisa Helgesen

July 18, 2014

My thoughts are with all of you, may peace be with you.

Vin Coviello

July 18, 2014

Dear Zera and family,
Sorry we can not be with you at this time or sorrow. Our thoughts, happy memories and prayers are with you. Vin says he was a super duper guy and will be missed.
Love your college buddy, Vin and Joan Coviello