Pasqualino Giorgilli Decorated war veteran

August 22, 1993

Pasqualino V. "Pat" Giorgilli, a Dundalk bricklayer and decorated World War II veteran, died Thursday of cancer at Veteran Medical Center. He was 68.

Mr. Giorgilli had built a reputation as a skilled bricklayer in the Dundalk area, said his brother-in-law, Joe D'Adamo. He stopped working about six months ago when he became ill.

He served in the 13th Airborne Division as a paratrooper during World War II, first at Fort Benning, Ga., and later at Fort Bragg, Calif. In 1942 his unit was sent to London. He received training in Paris before making invasion jumps into Germany. Mr. Giorgilli's decorations included two battle stars. He was discharged with the rank of private first class.

In the late 1930s, Mr. Giorgilli worked as a Western Union messenger in Baltimore, one of the first to do the job on a motorbike.

A past member of the Sons of Italy, he was raised in Little Italy and attended St. Vincent's elementary school.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Leo's Roman Catholic Church, 227 S. Exeter St.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Mary Pierorazio of Dundalk; two sons, Pasqualino V. Giorgilli Jr. and Thomas B. Giorgilli, both of Baltimore; two brothers, Gus Giorgilli and Anthony Giorgilli, both of Baltimore; three sisters, Ann D'Adamo, Marge Bertazon and Lucille Wondolowski, all of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

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