In Loving Memory of Dr. John G. Gisondi

September 02, 1939
Jersey City, NJ
August 25, 2020
Fairfield, CT
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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


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John G. Gisondi

Dr. John G. Gisondi of Fairfield, Connecticut died at home on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 at age 80.
He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on September 2nd, 1939 to Antoinette Meluso Gisondi and Cosimo Francis Gisondi, originally of The Bronx, New York. The youngest of four boys, he attended St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City before matriculating to The University of Notre Dame. It was during a train ride to the tri-state area for Christmas break that he met his wife of fifty-seven years, Mary Ann Carroll of Torrington, Connecticut who was attending St. Mary’s College. They married in 1963.
After graduation, he attended Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine, then served as a commissioned officer and Senior Assistant Dental Surgeon in the United States Navy, as part of the U.S. Public Health Service in Atlanta, Georgia.
He next attended the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and then moved to Fairfield where he built his orthodontic practice, treating generations of families over four decades. He was a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, and a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Connecticut State Society of Orthodontists, New Haven Dental Society and Bridgeport Dental Association. In 2009 he was voted One of Connecticut's Top Orthodontists by Connecticut Magazine. He was a longtime member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and the Patterson Club where he golfed avidly, particularly in retirement.
He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Andrew, Joseph and Nicholas. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann, son John, daughter Juliet Gisondi-Mazzia and son-in-law Olivier, and Stephanie Gisondi-Little and son-in-law Gregory, grandchildren Katie, Jack, Henry, Max, Theo, and Hugo as well as several nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services were held at St. Pius X Catholic Church and interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Fairfield. In memoriam, donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington DC 20090-8018, or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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18 Guestbook Entries for Dr. John G. Gisondi

  1. Our deepest condolences to Mary Ann and family. Dr Gisondi was our family’s Orthodintist and a fellow St Pius parishioner. But besides all of that, we had the Notre Dame- St Mary’s connection. And we loved chatting ND football with John. Rest In Peace. You are in our prayers.

    • Thank you from Mary Ann and family for your kind words and remembrance. John would be happy that ND won the first game of the season.

  2. I am so saddened to hear if John’s death. He was such a kind friend to me when l joined the Fairfield dental lunch group as a young thing more than 35 years ago. He was a good man and a good dentist with a great sense of humor. My condolences, Mary Ann and to your children too.

  3. To Mary Ann and family – We are shocked and saddened to read of John’s passing. He was Orthodontist to our four kids, fellow golfer at Patterson, and a St. Pius friend in our front corner of church. We send our deepest condolences to you all. May he Rest In Peace.
    Roy and Joan Ervin

  4. MaryAnn and family,
    We are saddened to hear about john’s death. He was a neighbor and our family orthodontist and we remember him fondly. Our prayers and condolences to all.

  5. So sorry to hear of Dr Gisondi’s passing. All of our 5 children and 3 of our grandchildren were patients of his. I spent much time in all those years at the office and got to know him well. He was always friendly. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  6. We were so sorry and saddened to learn that Dr. Gisondi had passed away. He was our family’s orthodontist to sons Matthew and Timothy (who are now 42 and 37). Not only was he an excellent orthodontist , he was unfailingly kind and patient with his young patients, and he was always happy to talk with their sometimes anxious parents. In recent years, Paul and I often ran into Dr. and Mrs. Carroll in several Fairfield restaurants, and he always recognized us and asked about the boys. He was a lovely person. Our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Carroll and the family.

  7. I was so sorry to hear of Dr. Gisondi’s passing. Many years ago we worked together while he was a student at Tufts. He had wonderful sense of humor and immense patience with patients and staff. It was in large part due to his encouragement, that I went to Hygiene school and ultimately met and married my husband. My sincerest condolences to his wife and family of whom he always spoke of with pride and love.

    • Thank you for this kind remembrance. It is so lovely to hear about him from an outside perspective. Thank you for sharing!

    • Thank you so much for your kind remembrance! We love to hear these stories of his life outside the home. Be well and thank you again.