August 18, 1927 – August 14, 2014
Walter Ghilardi a Stamford resident, died Thursday, August 14, at home. He was 86 years old. He died of natural causes according to his family. Born August 18, 1927 in Chimbote, Peru, he was the son of the late Gregorio Ghilardi and Maria Mezzich. He was retired from the Country Club of Darien, where he worked as a Bartender Manager. He is survived by three daughters, Racquel Falco of Sparta, New Jersey, Deborah Prizio of Roswell, Georgia, Cindi Pierce of Woodstock, Georgia,; a son Philip Bertuccio of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Seven grandchildren and one great grandson as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Marilyn Ghilardi, a son Richard Wade, five sisters and three brothers. Calling hours will be 6 to 8 pm, Tuesday, August 19, at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer Street, Stamford. A funeral service will be at 10am, Wednesday, August 20, at St. Leo's Church, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery in Darien.
- Visitation Tuesday, August 19, 2014
- Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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September 6, 2014
I just heard today of your passing. I am so so sad, I loved you so much you were a big part of my heart. I enjoyed our talks and keeping in touch all through the years. I wish I knew that you passed I would have come to say goodbye... I know your dancing with Marilyn now and tell her I said thank you for coming into my dreams to say she's in a better place. I will miss you always
August 20, 2014
Sat quietly early this morning with only the birds chirping and said prayers for Uncle Wally-I know he is in heaven now with Aunt Marilyn which is comforting. One of my sweetest memories of him and what I will miss most is receiving his Christmas card with his famous stickers all over the card - I have them all saved as a wonderful memory of a sweet gentleman. Love you, RIP Uncle Wally <3
August 19, 2014
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH EVERYONE WHO LOVED THIS GREAT GUY!!! UNCLE WALLY ALWAYS HAD SUCH A SMILE FOR EVERYONE AND LOVED TO KID AROUND. NOW HE IS IN HEAVEN WITH MY AUNT MARILYN, AND THEY CAN DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS TOGETHER. WE WILL MISS THOSE CARDS FROM HIM THAT WERE ALWAYS ADORNED WITH 50 STICKERS.
THE SMALL THINGS MEAN THE MOST TO US. LOVE YOU UNCLE WALLY-VAL, LAUREN AND AUNT JACKIE
Gary & Dorinda Selke and Family
August 19, 2014
With our prayers and deepest sympathy
Alphonse & Brianna Falco
August 18, 2014
Happpy Birthday up in heaven. We will miss more than you will ever know. You were so special to us and we know you are now with Grandma and wish we could give you both a big hug and kiss!
Love your Grandchildren,
Alphonse and Brianna
Not Truly Gone
Grandpa slipped away,
Quietly one day.
He simply went to sleep,
No more to wake or weep.
Now we gather here
And quietly shed a tear,
As we lay him in the ground,
No solace to be found.
But Grandpa's not truly gone,
Because his memory lives on,
In all of us who loved him,
Never to be forgotten.
Love Alphonse and Brianna
August 18, 2014
Happy 87th Birthday in heaven Dad! Our hearts are broken that you have left us, and we miss you so much! Now you are celebrating with Mommy up in heaven! My two Angels! I love you!
If Tears Could Build A Stairway
If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane
We would walk right up to Heaven
And bring you back again
No farewell words were spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why
Our hearts still ache in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know
But now we know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store
Since you'll never be forgotten
We pledge to you today
A hallowed place within our hearts
I where you'll always stay
Love Racquel & Al