Johanna Giordani, 93, a lawyer who worked on Capitol Hill and for the Department of Justice and the Veterans Administration, died May 28 at a hospital in Chelsea, Mich. She had Alzheimer’s disease.
The death was confirmed by her daughter-in-law, Anne Giordani.
In 1946, Mrs. Giordani moved to Washington and began her career as a government lawyer. She worked on Capitol Hill for then-Rep. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) and later worked for the Justice Department and the VA, where she served on the Board of Veterans Appeals. She retired in 1987.
Johanna Margaret D’Amico was born in Warren, Ohio. In 1945, she received a law degree from what is now Youngstown State University.
The former Bethesda resident moved to Michigan in 2000.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Bruno Giordani of Chelsea; a son, Bruno J. Giordani of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a brother; and two grandchildren.