Louis Gaudio,Sr (1920 – 2012)

Louis D. Gaudio Sr., age 92, a resident of Kenosha, passed away on Monday August 13, 2012, at the United Hospital Systems Kenosha Medical Center.

Born on May 30th 1920 he was the son of the late Dominic and Concetta (Jenny) Gaudio.

A lifelong Kenosha resident, he was educated in the schools of Kenosha. During World War II, he served in the US Air Corp from January of 1942 until October 1945.

On April 30th, 1988, he married RoseMarie Kenders at the Kemper Center in Kenosha.

He was employed for 12 years at the Simmons Co., and then worked for 22 years for the City of Kenosha in the Parks Department. He retired in 1982.

He attended services at Immanuel Baptist in Kenosha. He was an accomplished athlete, excelling in boxing, softball, and basketball. He also enjoyed playing bocce ball and dancing. He loved his family very much. He loved gambling and traveling to area casinos. He could also be seen perch fishing on the lake front.

He is survived by his wife RoseMarie of Kenosha; five sons Louis D. Gaudio Jr. of Kenosha; Thomas A. (Linda) Gaudio of Kenosha; Frank M. (Nancy) DeLuca of Winthrop IL; Steven P. DeLuca of Kenosha; Michael B. (Cindy) DeLuca of Kenosha; daughter Amy (Lloyd) Bellaire of Kenosha; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren; two brothers John Gaudio of Kenosha; and Joseph (Joyce) Gaudio of Kenosha; two sisters, Genevieve Matera of Kenosha and RoseMary Brunner of Rapid City, South Dakota. He is further survived by many friends, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Bernice (nee: Berlin), daughter Theresa Joy, and five sisters; Louise, Ann, Irene, Connie, and Mary.

Funeral services will be held on Friday August 17th, 2012, at 11:00AM at Immanuel Baptist Church (6009-Pershing Blvd). Visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 5:00PM until 7:00PM and again on Friday at the church from 10:00AM until the time of services. Burial will follow at St. James Cemetery.

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