Friday, December 26, 2008


Andy “Aniello” Gismondi, 91, passed away, Thursday, December 25, 2008 at Community Health Partners, Lorain.

Andy was born November 4, 1917 in Calvanico, Italy, son of the late Filippo and Fortunata (nee: Visconti). Andy was married to his loving wife, Wedina (nee: Citro) on April 21, 1954 in Pompeii, Italy. He moved to Lorain in 1955 where he resided for the remainder of his life. While working with his family in Italy, he developed masonry skills that he later used in Lorain, while working for John Perisi Concrete from 1955 to 1964. He worked at American Ship Building Company in Lorain from 1964 until his retirement.

Andy enjoyed making homemade wine and gardening in his yard. He also enjoyed sharing his Italian Christmas Village with family and friends during the holiday season.

He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Church, Elyria and a member of the Boilermakers Union, Lorain.

He is survived by his loving wife Wedina of 54 years; his adored daughter, Nadine (John) Baloun; his cherished grandchildren, Matthew, Nina and Andrew Baloun; his dear brother, Raffaele Gismondi of Italy; and his adored nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Gismondi; sisters, Arcangela and Evelina; brothers, Generoso, Lucio, Gigi and Attilio; and one brother and two sister who passed away at birth.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961, on Sunday, December 28, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

There will be a prayer service at the funeral home on Monday at 10:20 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 AM, Monday, December 29, 2008 at St. Vincent DePaul Church, 41295 N. Ridge Rd, Elyria. Entombment Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.


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