In Memory of




Obituary for Barbara J Giurdanella

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Barbara J. (Manos) Giurdanella
Born: May 1, 1935- Charleston, South Carolina
Passed: July 27,2021
Daughter of: Timmie W. Haley ( Lucille Watts-wife) both deceased.

Lovingly survived by: Husband Renato, son Paul (Dolores-wife); daughter Christine Holahan; step-daughter Laurie Ann; sister Doris Silvestri; niece Cindy ( David Fisher-husband); and (the light of her life) grandchildren, Haley and Griffin Holahan and “Sugar Baby” Sofia; plus many nieces, nephews and friends.

She grew up in California where she met and married her first husband, Alexander Manos (deceased), subsequently moving to Brooklyn, New York. Barbara was employed by General Motors in 1968.

After meeting Renato Giurdanella they married in July 1974. Happily one year later their son Paul was born. In 1984 Barbara decided to return to the work force and was employed by the Brooklyn Public Library.

In 2002 her husband Renato (Ron) retired from the NYPD and she from the library allowing them to move to Bordentown, New Jersey. Since moving here they have made many new friends. Residing in Village Grande Crosswicks Creek where they met many New Jerseyians; transplants from all over the country, making it a very diverse community. Thank you New Jersey for making us fell so comfortable and welcomer all these tears.

In lieu of flowers please donate to any cancer care organization of your choice or to the Amedisys Hospice Care 261 Connecticut Dr Suite 1, Burlington Township, NJ 08016.

A Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated on Tuesday August 3, 2021 10:30 am at Mary Mother of the church parish 45 Crosswicks St, Bordentown. Calling hours will be held Monday from 2:00 ~ 4:00 pm & 7:00 ~ 9:00 pm and again on Tuesday morning 9:00 am ~ 10:00 am at the Bordentown Home for Funerals 40 Crosswicks St. Bordentown. Entombment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery Bordentown.

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Arrangements are under the direct care and supervision of Robert L. Pecht, Bordentown Home for Funerals 40 Crosswicks St. Bordentown, NJ 08505. Please go to Barbara’s Book of memories page at for arrangement information and direction, to upload a picture, order flowers or offer condolences to the family.