Gerardo (Jerry) Brindisi (1920-2012) completed his incredible life on Monday, February 20, 2012, at the age of 91.

Jerry is survived by Lola (Andreini)
Brindisi, his beloved wife of 62 years. He is also survived by their four loving children, Anthony Brindisi, Geralyn (Richard) Azizkhan, Angela (Richard) Jackson and Gerardo V. (Susan) Brindisi. He was also blessed to be Papa to eight grandchildren, Aaron, Richard, Tara, Tia, Anthony, Dana, Lauren, Luke; and one great-grandchild, Lucas. He is survived by sisters-in-law, Connie (Nugent) Andreini and Marie (DeFazio) Andreini. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and his grand-niece, Gia, born the same day Jerry went to heaven.

Jerry was born in
Potenza, Italy, the son of Antonio Brindisi and Filomana (Tancredi) Brindisi.

He served in the Italian Army and always shared his many stories of survival as a prisoner of war. He immigrated in 1949 to
Canada and settled in Niagara Falls, NY, where he started his life with his loving wife, Lola. He worked for the Niagara Falls Housing Authority for over 25 years, in addition to managing other properties throughout the area.

Jerry was known for always working extremely hard and knew how to build or fix anything. He enjoyed watching sports and was an avid hockey fan. His loving wife and family were truly the central focus of his existence.