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Francis S. Guardino

Francis S. Guardino

1936 - 2017

Francis S. Guardino, 81, formerly of Sunset Ridge, Watertown, died November 11, 2017, at Friendly Home Retirement Community in Rochester, where he and his wife have lived since March 2016.

Mr. Guardino was born in Watertown on January 12, 1936, son of Samuel and Mary Cancilla Guardino.  Mr. Guardino graduated from Watertown High School in 1954 and Syracuse University in 1958 with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. He married Estelle A. D’Agostino on June 21, 1958, at St. Peter and Paul’s Church in Rochester.  Mr. Guardino was in the US Army Reserve, discharged on September 30, 1964. He was Vice President, Finance Controller for Mercy Hospital, retiring in 1987.  After retirement from Mercy he worked as a financial consultant, retiring in 1996. Mr. Guardino volunteered at the Precious Blood Monastery, assisting with their finances. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church and a member of the American Legion Post 61, Watertown.

Surviving besides his wife, are his children, Samuel (Laurette Hasbrook), Chicago, IL, Mary Rose (Stephane) Vago, Pont-de-l’lsere, France, Monica and her partner Rona Huss, Rochester, NY, Peter (Jane Walter), Bloomington, IN, Rita (Mark) Rose, Little Falls, NY, Matthew and his partner Lisa Tenasco, Providence, RI, and ten grandchildren.  Also surviving is his sister, Carmeline DeFranco of Watertown.  A brother Joseph, a sister-in-law Dorothy Guardino, and a brother-in-law Manuel DeFranco pre-deceased him.

Calling hours will be 4 pm to 7 pm at D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday, November 16th.  A prayer service will be held at 9:15 am at the funeral home on Friday, November 17th,  followed by a funeral mass at 10 am at Holy Family Church with Reverend Steven Murray officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to American Legion Post #61, 138 Sterling St., Watertown, NY, Covenant House, 461 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY‎ 10001, or Precious Blood Monastery, 400 Pratt St., Watertown, NY. Condolences may be made to dlcalarco.com. 


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Condolences left by other guests:

Mary Rose and Family,

My thoughts and prayers for your loss.  You already know you have a great father.  When I used to see him, he was always proud to talk of you and your siblings. May you be blessed with many years to share his memories.

By Joseph Donoghue on 11 24, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

Our deepest condolences and prayers to the
Guardino family.

By Anna and Jeffrey Jerome on 11 20, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

Dearest Estelle and Family,
    It is with sadness that I learned of the loss of your beloved husband. May you find comfort in the beautiful memories you shared together, and may God in His tender mercy lighten the burdens of your sorrow and console your grieving heart. May his memory be eternal. 
    Olga Thomas and Family (November 17, 2017)

 

By olga thomas on 11 17, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

Dear Guardino Family,

May it comfort all of you to know that caring thoughts from so many are with you at this sad time. I am one of the many.

Mary Jane Yarmer

By Mary Jane Yarmer on 11 16, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

Estelle So sorry to hear that Francis has passed away.Mike knew Francis and told me , you take care and prayers for you and your family

By Judy Valvo on 11 15, 2017


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Francis and parents and sister Carmeline lived next door to our family on S. Meadow St. (a house built by my paternal grandfather.)
I have happy memories our young years and we were in same 1954 class of WHS.
My condolences to Carmeline.  When I have been in Watertown I did try to reach her, but was unsuccessful.  She will be in my prayers while I am here in AZ.

By Elly Fyles Zimmer on 11 14, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

Sorry to hear of your loss.
Prayers for your family’s!

By Phil,Yuvon Marra on 11 14, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lilli

By Lilli Brehm on 11 14, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Guardino.  I have many happy memories of spending time at the Guardino home visiting Sam when I was in high school, especially the Sunday dinners.

Tim

By Timothy LaRose on 11 14, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

I am sorry for your loss.  I worked for Mr. Guardino at Mercy Hospital many years ago and I remember him as a kind and fair man.

By Jeannette Hillick on 11 14, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

My condolences to the Guardino family.  Frank is remembered as a most respected member of the Mercy family and along with Estelle, 2 of the best dancers to see.

By Beverly Shepard on 11 14, 2017


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Sending thoughts and prayers to all. I remember Mr. Guardino through Mercy Hospital while working there.

By Kathy Vincent on 11 13, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

Estelle, Audrey forwarded me the link to this page.  I’m sorry to read of your loss.  Though I never met your husband, he had to be a great guy to have found you to be his love.  I hope you are well and will be surrounded by your family and friends as you come to terms with your loss.
With great affection, June

By June Holloway on 11 13, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

Our deepest sympathies to all of you—such a true gentleman and fine human being.  He will be greatly missed and may your fond memories in time ease the pain of your sadness today.  We will be thinking of you on the 16th from Florida and again our sincere condolences.

By Martha ODonnell on 11 13, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

Mrs. Guardino, Sam, Mary Rose, Monica, Peter, Rita.
It has been years since I have seen you all, but I have fond memories of all of us (including Mr. G) in the old neighborhood. So sorry to hear about Mr. Guardino. He was a man of few words, but I will never forget his voice saying “Hi, How are ya”.  He was a good man! I will be thinking of all of you on the 16th and beyond from Virgina. Prayers.

By Anna DeVito on 11 13, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.  I have so many memories of the past, living on Bowers Avenue, working at Mercy and at Holy Family.  Our lives were intertwined.

By Beatrice Donoghue Boyce on 11 13, 2017


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My condolences to the family

By Jerry Evans on 11 13, 2017


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