Evelyn Louise Giordano

Evelyn Giordano of Salisbury died on February 2, 2018 at Wicomico Nursing Home at the age of 94.  Born on November 28, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Bell and Priscilla Bell Hitch.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Biazzio “Bill” Giordano, Sr. in 1977; her sister, Eva Powell; brothers, George, Earnest and Vaughn Bell, all of Salisbury and her son, Tony William Giordano of Emporia, VA in 2007.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie McMichael-Andrews (Paul) of Salisbury and son, Biazzio Giordano, Jr. (Vicki) of Delmar; four grandchildren, Donnie McMichael, Biazzio III, Andrew, and Bruce Giordano.  She was also Granny to six great-grandchildren.

 

Evelyn, was always known as a loving wife, mother and grandmother, also very hardworking and strong-willed.  At a very young age she would pull her wagon and make grocery deliveries for some of the elderly ladies in her neighborhood and do soft drink runs for Sunshine Laundry workers at lunch time.  She and her cousin, Ester, would ride their bikes to Hebron on Sunday to see some of their friends.  She also loved the city park where everyone would meet on the weekend.  Having a great mind, she could tell you many stories of Salisbury long ago.

 

In her adult years, she traveled with her husband statewide during WWII and the Korean Conflict, living a good bit of time in Kentucky and Louisiana.  She and her husband also enjoyed recreational travel in their RV in later years.  During her lifetime, she worked at the Defense Plant in Salisbury, Manhattan Shirt Factory, Selby’s Store, Hecht Company, Fashion Shop, K-Mart, raised chickens and was in business with her husband for 10 years as the owners of Big Joe’s Tavern, now the Village Inn in Parsonsburg. She was well known for her spaghetti sauce, pizza and submarine sandwiches.  Evelyn had a full life and as she would tell you, did exactly as she wanted.

 

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Parsons Cemetery in Salisbury.

 

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Wicomico Nursing Home for the love and care they showed their mother during her time there.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wicomico Nursing Home, P.O. Box 2378, Salisbury, MD 21802 or to St. Francis de Sales School, 514 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801 or to the charity of your choice.

 

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.  To send condolences to the family, please visit www.hollowayfh.com.