Joseph William Gaboardi, of Danbury, died at his residence on Saturday, March 3, 2012. He was born in Danbury, son of the late Angelo and Angeline (Donatoni) Gaboardi.
He grew up in Danbury and was a graduate of . He served honorably in the United States Army during World War II and was an avid collector of Swing Era Jazz, especially Artie Shaw and his Orchestra.
Gaboardi is survived by his brother: Theodore Gaboardi, of Danbury and his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at , Danbury on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 10 am. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
, 57 Main St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request donations to the Artie Shaw Collection at the University of Arizona http://www.uafoundation.org/give/fund/soundinvestment