Toni Ann Gardella
March 29, 1953 - March 19, 2011
Toni Ann Gardella, 57, of Plantation, Florida, died March 19th, in Florida.
Born in Middleburg, VA, March 29, 1953, the daughter of Allen Gardella, of West Haven, and the late Marion Gardella, she grew up in Norwalk. Ms. Gardella became a ballerina at a very young age, dancing with Ballet Etudes Repertory Company; performing leading roles in ballets such as Swan Lake, the Nutcracker, and Peter and the Wolf. At age eighteen, Toni moved to New York City where she spent many years dancing with the New York City Opera; followed by a life of travel and dance around the world with her dance partner and life partner; Francois Szony, of Plantation, FL.
In addition to her father and partner, Toni Ann is survived by four sisters; Allyn Maria Gardella and Loretta Gardella Wittevrongel, of Boulder, CO, Doris Eason Gardella and Joy Gardella, of Carlsbad, CA, and two brothers; Leland Francis Gardella and Walter Thomas Gardella, of Norwalk, five nieces, four nephews and three grand nephews.