In Memory of




Obituary for Michael Anthony Gardella

Michael Anthony Gardella passed away at The Westerly Hospital on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the age of 89.

Born in Westerly, RI, he was the son of the late Joseph and Regina Gardella and the brother of the late Delores Couture.

Michael is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Elizabeth (Taylor) Gardella and his three children, Shelley K. Gardella, Michael J. Gardella, and Jean M. (Gardella) Becht.

He served in the military from 1950 to 1952 in the 511th Airborne Infantry Co “A” during the Korean War.
Michael worked at Davis Standard as a chief toolmaker, moved on to Electric Boat, and then retired from James Romanella & Sons.

He enjoyed square dancing with his wife for over 50 years. He also enjoyed gardening, carpentry, and spending time with friends.

His love and guidance are already missed.

Funeral services and burial were private. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce Street, Westerly, RI was in care of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association.