Lou passed away after a brief illness on March 15, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 21, 1931 in Mendicino, Italy, to Josephine Gaudio nee Gerbasi and Dominick Gaudio. They emigrated to the United States in 1940, departing on the last ship allowed to leave Europe due to WWII. They settled in the Bronx, NY.
Lou was a graduate of Fordham University and NY Medical College. He was a board certified OB/GYN with several practices in Rockland County, NY. He proudly served in the United States Navy as a Lt. Commander JG, during the Cuban Missile crisis.
Lou married Pattie Gaudio, nee Kuna in 1987. They moved to Williamsburg, Virginia in 1997. He was a practicing Catholic and attended St. Bede and Kingsmill Community Chapel.
Lou is survived by his wife of 26 years, Pattie; his son, John of Boston; his daughter, Susan of NY; sister, Mary Zaccaria of Atlanta, GA; aunt, Lina Gerbasi; cousins, Ralph of Astoria, NY and Mariel of Wayne, NJ; and three loving grandchildren, Paul, Daniel, and Emma.
Lou was a devoted family man. His gentle loving manner touched all of those around him. He had a passion for nature photography and won many awards. Lou also loved fishing, the ocean and vacationing on Cape Cod. His family will miss him dearly.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 19, from 5-7pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188. A service will take place on Thursday, March 20, at 10am at Nelsen Funeral Home, followed by a burial at Williamsburg Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg, Virginia or to Grove Christian Outreach of Williamsburg. Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsencares.com.