Phil “Flip” Giordano
August 22, 1938 - February 2, 2023
In the eyes of his children this describes my dad, Phil, to a tee. Personally, I couldn’t ask for a better man to call my dad. He made sure above all else that his family was taken care of and knew they were loved beyond measure.
The world suddenly feels so much smaller without him in it.
He provided us with memories to last a lifetime. Memories of his big red truck that we would hear pull into the neighborhood from two blocks away, running to catch up with him to ride on the back. Memories of calf pasture beach on a Sunday afternoon with Sabrett hot dogs on the grill, allowing us to bury him in the sand. Squantz pond on Fridays in the summer. His making trails of leaves in the fall, plowed winter forts, and the smell of spring on his skin after a day of working outside, the scent of wood on him throughout the summer.
Most will remember him for his sense of humor and 4th of July pig roasts, some may remember him for his ridiculous stubbornness, but I know everyone will remember him for the feeling he left you with, that you are loved, no matter what!
I owe all that I am to my dad. He always believed in me and my dreams. And through the inheritance of his strength I got through this thing called LIFE.
In fact, He left a piece of himself behind in each of us. To Adam he left his stubbornness and dirty jokes, Amie his silliness and huge heart, to Amanda he left his charm and good looks, to me he left his pride and strength. To mom… his heart, for his love for her was unconditional.
As we cry, we cry selfishly for he is no longer here with us, but FOR him we should smile, celebrate his life. He is FINALLY at peace, no longer suffering. He is reunited with Drew and they are both with us today as we say goodbye. -Aprile Giordano-Atwater
Phil “Flip” Giordano, 84, is survived by his wife of 50 years, Roberta Giordano, his four children Adam Giordano (wife Samantha Giordano), Aprile Atwater (husband Ronald Atwater), Amie Giordano, and Amanda Ribas (husband Nelson Ribas). He was pre-deceased by his son Andrew “Drew” Giordano in 2002. Phil is also survived by 7 grandchildren; Devine, Angelina, Alexis, Adam Jr, Andrew, Nelson Jr, and Aiden. He is also survived by his sister Mary Lyon and his foster brother Gerry Blanchard.
Celebration of Life
Join our family to celebrate Phil’s life. Sunday, February 5th from 1 pm-5pm. Light refreshments. 2 Old Neversink Rd, Danbury Ct. Hosted by his children at the Ribas Home.
ALL are welcome! Please respect the time ending to give the family time together.
Memorial donations to cover funeral Costs in lieu of flowers are appreciated. Send to:
6248 Summit Point Ct
Alexandria, VA 22310
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