Dr. Louis Ralph Gaudio

June 21, 1931March 15, 2014
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Lou passed away after a brief illness on March 15, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 21, 1931 in Mendicino, Italy, to Josephine Gaudio nee Gerbasi and Dominick Gaudio. They emigrated to the United States in 1940, departing on the last ship allowed to leave Europe due to WWII. They settled in the Bronx, NY. Lou was a graduate of Fordham University and NY Medical College. He was a board certified OB/GYN with several practices in Rockland County, NY. He proudly served in the United States Navy as a Lt. Commander JG, during the Cuban Missile crisis. Lou married Pattie Gaudio, nee Kuna in 1987. They moved to Williamsburg, Virginia in 1997. He was a practicing Catholic and attended St. Bede and Kingsmill Community Chapel. Lou is survived by his wife of 26 years, Pattie; his son, John of Boston; his daughter, Susan of NY; sister, Mary Zaccaria of Atlanta, GA; aunt, Lina Gerbasi; cousins, Ralph of Astoria, NY and Mariel of Wayne, NJ; and three loving grandchildren, Paul, Daniel, and Emma. Lou was a devoted family man. His gentle loving manner touched all of those around him. He had a passion for nature photography and won many awards. Lou also loved fishing, the ocean and vacationing on Cape Cod. His family will miss him dearly. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 19, from 5-7pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188. A service will take place on Thursday, March 20, at 10am at Nelsen Funeral Home, followed by a burial at Williamsburg Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg, Virginia or to Grove Christian Outreach of Williamsburg. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  • Service Thursday, March 20, 2014

Dr. Louis Ralph Gaudio

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Eileen Willner

April 6, 2014

Lou was a dear warm gentle gentleman with a loving generous heart. Always felt like family to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Patty and with Sue. Love

March 21, 2014

My sincere sympathy to the family for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2. Again my deepest sympathy.

Joan Corbett

March 21, 2014

Dear family of Dr.Gaudio,
May Jesus and His Holy Mother Mary welcome Dr. Gaudio into His heavenly kingdom!
Dr.Gaudio was my doctor for many years until he retired. His warmth and caring was something I will never forget. He actually saved my mother's life in an emergency surgery. You are all in our prayers!

Diane Affinito

March 20, 2014

30 years ago I was told by my gynecologist @ the time that I was pregnant & that I should have an abortion because I was too young. I walk out feeling that he was so cold. My boyfriend's sister inform me maybe I should see this doctor that she work with in Nyack Hospital. So I made an appointment with Dr. Gaudio. He told me my options & informed me that it was my decision but whatever I decided he would be there for me as my doctor. He was so kind & compassionate. I did make the decision to have my child & he was there for me through my whole pregnancy except he did not get to deliver my daughter.He was my doctor until he retired. He was a wonderful doctor & human being. My deepest sympathy to his family. The world has lost a special man but heaven has gain an angel.

Josephine Walsh

March 20, 2014

Dr. Gaudio brought two of my children into this world! He and your family will be remembered in my prayers! RIP, Dr. Gaudio!

March 20, 2014

Pat, I offer my condolences on the death of your husband. May he rest in peace. Frank Oleksy (from your time at Clarkstown South HS )

Paula Ridge

March 19, 2014

Pattie, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Lou after reading it today in the Journal News. I think of you often as I drive by your old place on Rte. 304 and remember our times at Coupe. I remember when you got married and my thoughts and prayers are now with you at this difficult time.

Brian and Tina Christie

March 19, 2014

Pattie, We are thinking of and praying for you, and your family and friends who are gathered around you to remember dear Lou. We will miss him, but know we will see him again someday!

D McCarthy

March 19, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. May the Most High God comfort you during these difficult days. (Psalm 83:18)

Carol Scampoli

March 19, 2014

Doctor Gaudio delivered one of our 5 children who weighed in at 10lbs. It was in 1972 at Nyack hospital when we lived in Rockland. He was so gentle, kind and knowledgeable and I've never forgotten him. I shall keep he and his family in my prayers always.