Joseph John Nardi

Joseph John Nardi

Date of Death

February 20, 2019

Date of Birth

October 10, 1937


Joseph J. Nardi, 81, of East Quogue, NY, quietly passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Devoted husband to Gee
Beloved father to Terri, John and Joann
Cherished father-in-law to Cheryl, Michael and Dan
Amazing grandfather to Joe, Diana, Andrew, Catherine, Noelle and Stephanie
Talented musician & one of America’s original Rock & Rollers
Hot-rodder in his 1950 Ford Coupe and expert mechanic
NYC Firefighter based in Canarsie Brooklyn and Howard Beach Queens
Avid boater and fisherman
Jack of all trades and master of many – the original MacGyver
He used all these talents to enrich the lives of everyone he came in contact with. He will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

A funeral service will be held Saturday March 16, 2019 @ 10 am
Christ Our Saviour Lutheran Church
9 Terrace Drive, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

If you wish to make a donation in Joe’s memory, please consider the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.


Affordable Cremation Services of New York
130 Carleton Avenue
Central Islip, New York 11722
(516) 546-4626

Robert Byrnes posted on March 7, 2019

I Worked at E257 in early 80s and heard all the great stories about Joe. Had the pleasure of meeting him at Firehouse parties and years later at “buffalo luncheons”. He was a true gentleman. May he Rest In Peace.

Bobby Garrido posted on March 6, 2019

I knew Joe well from my days as an Auxilliary Fireman at Eng 257. He was a great fireman and a very accomplished musician. His band played at my wedding and people still talk about them today and how good they were. I always looked forward to occasionally playing with him. Rest in peace Joe.

Gloria and Lew Calobrisi posted on March 5, 2019

Gloria & I send our deepest condolences to Gorgianne and family. We were deeply saddened on hearing the news. Joe played at our wedding and 25th anniversary. He will be deeply missed by all.

Mrs. Robert B King widow Bob King L170 34 years posted on March 5, 2019

my sympathy to all the family. Bob and I always enjoyed dancing to Joe's music. I am sure he and Bob are hashing over all the fishing trips.He was a great guy.

WILLIAM KREGLER posted on March 5, 2019

I did not know Joe but from the comments of my fellow brothers in Canarsie, he was a well respected and loved man. Now he transferred to the greatest Fire Department which is in Heaven...God bless his family..

allan purack posted on March 4, 2019

Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was a great guy with whom I worked with for over 20 yrs both in 257 & 331.

Mike Leddy Ret’d Ladder 61 posted on March 4, 2019

I knew Joe (63 years ago in John Adams HS) I got him and his “Joevenaires Band” to accompany our group on Ted Steele’s American Bandstand (channel 11 WPIX) . I met him once again on the FDNY in the 60’s but lost touch. He played a great guitar. Good memories. Mutual friends —-George Pappa, Jay Ward (RIP) ,Gene Skelly (RIP), Harold McDonnell (RIP),Billy Monday, Babe Aronson, Roger Champagne etc.

John Roy posted on March 4, 2019

I didn’t know joe well , I think he transferred Just before I got to 170 in Canarsie. But when they spoke of him it was always ina good way. “Take up joe”

Jim Mastrodomenico L170 posted on March 4, 2019

To the family of Joe Nardi, I had The pleasure with Joe for ten years in Canarsie, then he left for Howard Beach. Joe was a gentleman at all times, he also socialized with us at the Post Office Restaurant in West Babylon,Joe will surely be missed. God Bless Him

Eric Michelsen posted on March 3, 2019

Never worked with Joe but had the opportunity to meet him at a couple of E257/L170 retiree luncheons. Being an "Oldies" song buff, I enjoyed talking with him about music and when he was one of the "Don'ts" with Dicky Doo & The Don'ts. My deepest condolences.

George Heerdt posted on March 3, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother

Robert Brochon ret.Lt Eng 257 1982-1986 posted on March 3, 2019

Joe and his group played at my daughters wedding he was a wonderful man soft spoken and very talented . May in rest in peace my condolences to his family

Rich Gander posted on March 1, 2019

Worked with Joe fir years in E 257, a true gentleman


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