82 Fairview Ave.
Naugatuck, CT 06770
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Julia Guarino

Julia Guarino

Saturday, August 28th, 1926 - Monday, August 19th, 2019
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Obituary

Julia Guarino
1926 - 2019

Waterbury, CT Julia Guarino, 92, formerly of Oakville, CT and Phoenix, AZ, joined her husband in heaven on August 19, 2019.

Julia was born in Waterbury, CT on August 28, 1926, daughter of the late Joseph and Vincenza “Lizzie” (Cermola) Ciarlelli. She was married to the love of her life Carmen for 66 years.

Julia is lovingly remembered by her son, Joseph Guarino and his wife, Susan of Naugatuck, CT her son, Gary Guarino of Oakville, CT and her daughter, Liz-Beth Kennard and her husband, George of Anthem, AZ. She also leaves three grandchildren, Adam Guarino, Kristin Darnell and Jennifer Kennard and her great grandson, Keegan Darnell. She also leaves her sister and best friend, Frances Dinova of Middlebury, CT; her sister in law, Florence Fitzpatrick and her husband, Bernard of Wolcott, CT and many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much. Two sisters, Eleanor Ciarlelli and Margaret Angelino predeceased her.

The most important part of Julia’s life was the love of her children and their education. “Education comes first, then get married!” Not one to stay seated, Julia went to work after her children got older. She was an outstanding saleslady in many high fashion women’s clothing stores. One of her bosses quipped, “Julia could sell a rabbit its own fur!”

Julia had a great smile and a strong personality. She used her tireless energy in baking delicious cakes, pastries and cookies for all the family celebratory occasions.

The Guarino family would like to extend its sincere gratitude to the administration and staff, especially the caretakers at Grove Manor Nursing Home in Waterbury, CT for the dedicated love and care given to Julia where she spent the last years of her life.


A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Julia’s life will be Saturday at 10:30am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury. Family and friends will meet on Saturday from 9:00 to 10:00am at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home
    Address
    82 Fairview Avenue
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    St. Francis of Assisi Church
    Address
    318 Church Street
    Naugatuck, CT 06770
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    The Rev. John Kuzhikottayil
  • Interment

    Monday, August 26th, 2019 |
    When
    Monday, August 26th, 2019
    Location
    Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    2324 East Main Street
    Waterbury, Connecticut 06705
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Marissa Carter

Posted at 07:12pm
Although I have never met Mrs. Julia Guarino in person, I know Joe received his kind hearted and talented personality from this beautiful, smart lady. She will live on in the hearts who loved her dearly and in all of the lives she has touched. Deepest sympathy to Joe and his family. ~ The Carter Family
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Al Foschini

Posted at 06:12pm
The fondest memories of dear Julia, my godmother. So sorry for your loss. I will never forget her Love Attilio Foschini
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dinova41@comcast .net

Posted at 02:03pm
Sister Fran, son Joe and family of Julie, We are sorry of the loss of Julie to the family. Julie was a unique lady; one of a kind. In time there will be fond memories to share with all that knew Julie. We send our condolences to all of the family.
Ed and Elsie Dinova
Naples, FL
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Thomas Barra

Posted at 07:58pm
Joe, very sorry for your loss. Thank you for everything you've done for us. God bless, Tom and Nick Barra.
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Meena Massey

Posted at 04:17pm
To Mr. Joseph Guarino and Family,
Our prayers are with you and yours.
Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of Julia. Someone as special as her will never be forgotten. She will remain in our hearts forever. Please know that in the midst of our sorrow we will find comfort in all the joyful memories shared. Her peculiar ways and words, although few, delighted us all here at Grove Manor. She will be missed.
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