Joseph Julio DiNardo, age 90, of Gulfport, Mississippi, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Gulfport.
Mr. DiNardo was born on October 13, 1930 in Montreal, Canada, to the late Michael and Marie DiNardo. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from December 1950 to May 1954. He was wounded in the Korean War and obtained the rank of MSgt at the age of 22. In addition, he was a life member of the VFW.
Joe owned and operated Maple Croft Nursery from 1954 to 2014. He was a proud landscaper, arborist and environmentalist. He planted thousand of trees and shrubs all over New York state and surrounding states. Joe had a special connection and dedication to Saint Andre’ Bessette.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Antionette DiNardo. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Margaret M. DiNardo; his sons, Michael DiNardo, Pat DiNardo (wife, Brandi) and Joseph DiNardo (wife, Elaine); his daughters, Maria DiNardo Ramos (husband, Timothy) and Marcie Kearns (husband, Robert); and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at noon, Wednesday, March 31, at Saint Mary Catholic Church, 8343 Woolmarket Road, Biloxi, MS.
Joe will be laid to rest at a later date at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, NY.
In lieu of flowers, consider donating to the Humane Society of South Mississippi (www.hssm.org); to www.merlinskids.org (service and disease detection dogs); or to one’s favorite charity.
Riemann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport, MS, is serving the family. The online guestbook may be viewed, and memories shared at www.riemannfamily.com.