Louis T. Giardini – Cumberland

Louis T. Giardini – Cumberland

Louis T. Giardini, 63, of Cumberland, R.I., died peacefully at his home on January 15, 2019, after a brave battle with cancer. He was the adored husband and kindred soul of Tricia Giardini.

Born in Milford, Mass., he was the son of the late Ernest and Yolanda (Piergustavo) Giardini.

He was a remarkable man who had a passion for cycling long distances including many century rides for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society raising awareness for blood cancers. We will miss his infectious smile and easygoing personality. He was a great athlete and particularly loved to play tennis but willing to compete with anyone in most sports. He was an avid reader with Stephen King being one of his favorite authors among many others. He loved spending time on the beach, fishing and being outside whenever possible. He also loved tinkering in his wood shop working on projects that made our home warm and inviting. He was never afraid to take on an unfamiliar task or learn something new no matter how difficult it was.

He was a graduate of Milford High School class of 1973, Providence College class of 1977. While working full time he went back to school to earn an Associate’s Degree from New England Institute of Technology for Construction Technology. In addition, he earned a certification in welding and worked for Electric Boat for a short time. His career started in the graphics and printing industries as a production manager for many years and later in the manufacturing industry as an OEM Account Manager and then finally as an Inventory Analyst at a Providence-based company.

Louis is also survived by his son, Kai Giardini, of Providence, R.I., and grandson, Miles; sister Valerie Giardini of Chicago, IL; brother Ernie (Helen) Giardini of Aurora, Colo.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

A memorial service celebrating Louis’ life will be held at a later date for our close family and friends.

Donations can be made in memory of Louis’ supporting blood cancer research via online, mail or phone: www.dana-farber.org/gift; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,10 Brookline Ave., 6th Floor, Brookline MA 02445, or 800-525-4669.

Arrangements are entrusted to William W. Tripp Funeral Home, Pawtucket, R.I.