Aldo Clagnaz

October 18, 1938 - May 19, 2020

Memorial Gifts & Donations

Aldo Clagnaz, 81, passed away after a 2-year battle with cancer on May 19, 2020 at his home in Suffolk, VA surrounded by family. He was born in Pisino, Italy (now Croatia) to the late John and Cecilia Clagnaz.  He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Rosanna Clagnaz; children Daniela, Sandra, John and John’s wife Jessica; grandchildren Brianna, Kristen, Joe, and James; great-granddaughter Lyndsey; brother Gianni and Gianni’s wife Vanda. Aldo was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and a friend to everyone.
Aldo enjoyed sharing stories from his life in all three languages that he spoke fluently, -Italian, Croatian, and English. Despite his rough start to life growing up in an orphanage after the age of 10 when his father died, Aldo was determined to share his talents and love with the world. From deli worker, to airline-cargo agent, to family man, his laughter and smiles lit up any room. Aldo traveled the world with the merchant marines for 3 years until he landed in America at the age of 21, where he met his future bride. Together they raised their three beautiful children in Long Island, New York before moving to Suffolk, Virginia in 2002 to enjoy retirement. Becoming a father, grandfather and then a great-grandfather brought him the most joy and happiness in life.
Aside from his unyielding love for his family, Aldo is known for his wit and charm. His life was like a novel full of adventure and love. He touched many lives and his spirit will never be forgotten.
A memorial service is planned at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church, 522 High St Portsmouth, VA  23704 on June 9th at 11am followed by an internment service at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, 4569 Shoulders Hill Rd, Suffolk, VA 23435.


 “Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure; you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.”

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Jim and Shelley Anderson
3 years ago

Aldo made us smile and laugh each and every time we saw him over the past 18 years. We don’t have a single memory of him without a gigantic smile on his face which made us smile right back. He will continue to make us smile and bring us genuine joy as we think of him throughout the rest of our lives. How many people can you say that about? Such a true treasure to the world. We will miss him dearly and remember him brightly!! You are all in our prayers. We love you guys!

Frances Elliott/ Armando Clagnaz
3 years ago

Armando Clagnaz and I are sending out deepest condolences to Rosanna and the family. We are sorry we can’t attend the service but our love and thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Famiglia Miotto
3 years ago

Giuseppe con Marta, Edoardo,Pier Paolo e Maria Vittoria Miotto esprimono a Rosanna ed alla intera famglia Clagnaz le più sentite condoglianze per la perdita del caro Aldo, nel ricordo dei bei momenti trascorsi insieme a Suffolk e ad Oderzo in piacevole compagnia.

Susan and Ed Shelton
3 years ago

Rosanna, Sandra, Daniella, John, Jessica, Kristen, Brianna, Joe, James, little Lyndsey, and all Clagnaz family members, Ed and I grieve with you over the loss of such a loving, kind, and supportive neighbor and dear friend. We have been blessed to have known Aldo for almost 20 years. His passing has left a hole in our hearts. The world was a better place because of this one man. May you be comforted by the fond and lasting memories you have of him. We love you all.
Grace and Peace
Susan and Ed

Angelo & Doris Ljubicich
3 years ago

Deepest condolences to the family?

Cathy and Andy Thompson
3 years ago

Rosanna and family so sorry to hear about Aldo. Aldo was a very kind and wonderful man. May God bless you and your family during this time.

Barb and Dennis Ourlian
3 years ago

Please accept our deepest sympathies- we will truly miss this sweet, loving man. I feel as if I have lost my Dad all over again. May your memories and love for him carry you through this very difficult time.

Tarcisio and Phyllis
3 years ago

Dear Rosanna, Daniela, Sandra, John and their families, we send you Our Deepest Sympathy and much Love. We will miss Our Dear Brother in law who brought us joy, laughter and love

Oscar Casonato
3 years ago

Cara Rosanna porgo a te e a tutta la tua famiglia le più sentite condoglianze per la perdita di Aldo. Abbiamo un bellissimo ricordo di voi, In particolare ricordiamo con piacere il pellegrinaggio fatto assieme a Medjugorje. Che Dio lo accolga in paradiso grazie all’intercessione di Maria che, con grande devozione, eravate venuti a pregare nel 2010. Vi abbracciamo forte e vi ricordiamo nelle nostre preghiere. Oscar Beatrice e figli.

Anita Stojsic
3 years ago

Our deepest condolences to the Clagnaz family. Sending love your way from Canada.

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