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Paul L. Giordano, Sr.

January 21st, 2019
Paul L. Giordano, Sr., age 81, a long-time resident of Wilmington, formerly of Chelsea, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2019, at the Holden Skilled Nursing Center in Holden, MA.

Paul was born on August 9, 1937; he was the dear son of the late Joseph and Laura Giordano. Paul was raised and educated in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School.

Following graduation, Paul enlisted in the United States Navy on January 21, 1955 and he proudly served aboard the USS Ticonderoga. Paul was released from active duty in April of 1959 and went on to serve in the Navy Reserves until September of 1963.

Paul married his “sweetheart” Helen Malek on December 9, 1960; the couple spent more than 54 years together before Helen’s passing in February of 2015. Paul and Helen lived in Chelsea for many years before moving to Wilmington over 30 years ago. Paul was a devoted husband, father and “Papa”; he cherished the time he spent with his family especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Prior to retiring, Paul, was employed as a truck driver for the Stop and Shop Grocery Chain for many years.

In his spare time, he loved to travel with Helen and follow all the Boston Sports; his favorite being the New England Patriots.

Paul and Helen enjoyed being “snowbirds” at their home in River View, Florida. Paul made many friends in Florida; he enjoyed playing volleyball and taking long walks while he was there.

Following Helen’s passing, Paul’s health declined, and he took up residence at the Holden Skilled Nursing Facility. Paul loved his new surroundings; he was always involved in the latest activities going on and was a competitive bingo player. Paul met many new friends and enjoyed his time in Holden.

Paul will be remembered as a “great guy” who loved helping people. He enjoyed being with his family and friends who will miss him terribly.

Paul was the beloved husband of the late Helen K. (Malek) Giordano, devoted father of Linda A. Brown & her husband Norman of Milford, NH, Michael Geer of Florida and Paul L. Giordano, Jr. of Wilmington, loving “Papa” of Kristina Pelczarski & her husband Robert of Paxton, Norman Brown IV & his wife Keri of Lynnfield, Matthew Brown of Ayer, Joseph Giordano of Wilmington, Karissa Skotedis & her husband Tom of PA, Kristoffer Geer of UT and great-grandchildren Brennan, Kailey, Isabella, Sophia, Spencer, McKenzie, Addison, Arabella, Kristoffer, Christian and Julian. Cherished son of the late Joseph and Laura (Axworthy) Giordano, dear brother of Catherine Young of Nashua, NH, David Giordano of Duxbury and the late Barbara Giordano. Paul is also survived by several nieces, nephews and a large extended family in Canada.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Friday, January 25th at 1:00 p.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, January 24th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

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5 Entries in Guest Book for “Paul L. Giordano, Sr.”

  1. Rusty Hiltz says:

    I will always remember the good times we had. Especcilay the barrel yard where it all began, Rest in peace my friend till we meet again
    Rusty

  2. Rusty Hiltz says:

    With love.
    Pearl and Rusty

  3. David Axworthy says:

    Sending our sincere condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this challenging time. Lots of love from cousins Margaret, David, Nadene and family

  4. Karen Gallenski says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Pauls passing. He was Godfather to my late daughter Jodi Gallenski and best friends with her father Joey G. Remembering all the fun times at the Moose with him and Helen. Your father was a great person and a good godfather to my Jodi. Rest in peace my friend

  5. Bob McAllister says:

    I worked with Paul at Stop & Shop for over 30 years and we became very good friends. He was a strong Teamster and Steward and was very helpful to all who worked with him. I will always have great memories of the fun times we had both on and off the job.
    Rest in peace my friend!
    Bob McAllister

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