Robert Anthony Ciardi, 73, of Northford, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Smilow Cancer Hospital with his loving family by his side.  He was the beloved husband of Roberta Waldman Ciardi, they would have been married fifty years on Thursday, November 28th.  Robert was born in New Haven on November 21, 1940; son of the late Valentino P. Ciardi and Aldina Bacchiocchi Ciardi Grestini; had served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1962; had worked for Western Electric which later became AT&T which later became Lucent Technologies and retired from there in 1989 after twenty-seven years.  He later worked for Planned Parenthood for thirteen years until retiring.  Robert loved the ocean and he and his wife loved to travel throughout the U.S., Europe and taking cruises; he also was a car enthusiast.  Father of Valerie (Gary) Conway and David (Teresa) Ciardi.  Grandfather of Alexes and Krystina Ciardi

Family and friends may call at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 am.  A graveside service will follow in Northford Cemetery.  Please omit flowers and make all contributions to the Smilow Cancer Hospital, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT  06508.