Marie Theresa Giardino



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Marie (Plano) Giardino, 91, of Rochester, NY passed away peacefully on Friday, December 16, 2022 at her home in Texas. Marie, predeceased by her husband of 20 years Michael Giardino and her infant grandson Mitchell, is survived by her daughter, Nina (Stephen) Walker, and her three sons, Louis (MaryJo) Giardino, Carl Giardino and Michael (Janice) Giardino, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Marie was a devout Catholic and was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church for over 65 years where she was a member of the Holy Cross Choir. She worked as a laboratory technician at Strong Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 1998. Following   her retirement, Marie enjoyed her time singing, performing, and traveling with the Sweet Adelines where she was a baritone in the all women’s group for about 35 years. Marie left her mark on all those she met with her smile and joy for music. Marie moved to Texas, where she was surrounded by love and light with her daughter’s family for her final 6 years. MARIE’S SERVICES HAVE BEEN CHANGED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS. Marie’s visitation will be held Friday, January 13th 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, January 14th 10:00 AM at Holy Cross Church.  Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Marie’s memory to the Sweet Adelines’ Support Life on a High Note non-profit program at  For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit


  1. Nancy Forman Eaton on December 24, 2022 at 8:40 am

    Dear Lou and family: I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. You were so fortunate to spend so many years together. May your wonderful memories keep her alive in your heart.

  2. Malora Zavaglia on December 26, 2022 at 9:57 am

    Mike & family, My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom. God bless you with many loving memories of Marie and with peace knowing she is resting with the angels.

  3. Lou Giardino on December 28, 2022 at 9:58 am

    Thank you, Nancy. You’re right. We are very lucky.

  4. Martha Swacen on December 31, 2022 at 9:57 am

    I remember Marie fondly as a fellow choir member at holy Cross 30 years ago. I arrived at the church for her funeral on Saturday, but found it was postponed. I want her family to know that I think Marie was a wonderful person.

  5. Mark & Sandy Kleisley on January 10, 2023 at 8:57 am


  6. Louis Giardino on January 10, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you Martha! Holy Cross is a very special place to her. I’m sorry that you weren’t aware of the postponement. It happened quickly with the airline issue that week.

  7. Louis Giardino on January 10, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you Mark and Sandy!

  8. Julia A. Mendes on January 10, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    I sang with Marie with the Sweet Adelines, and also sang in a quartet with her. She was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. I also loved the cookies she would make every Christmas and looked forward to getting some every year. She touched so many lives with her loving personality and will be missed.

  9. Blaine Hamilton on January 13, 2023 at 10:54 am

    Many condolences and prayers for family and friends. We love you all so much! Texan Spirit Family

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