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RICHFIELD SPRINGS - Giocomo L. Guardi , 95, of U.S. Highway 20, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, Dec. 4, 2017. in his home. He had the comfort of his loving family by his side at the time of his passing.
He was born on Nov. 15, 1922, in Deerfield, son of the late Giocomo and Joseppina Genovese Guardi. Giocomo was raised and educated in Saquoit and had worked many years as a farmer.
He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy as a Seaman First Class.
On Feb. 7, 1948, he married the former Helen E. Goering in Annunciation Parish, Clarks Mills a loving union of 69 years.
In 1970, he and Helen had moved to Richfield Springs, where he operated a fruit stand and sold used cars.
He had held memberships with the National Farmers Organization, Richfield Springs Veterans Club, the former Richfield Grange and was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church in Richfield Springs.
Jack had a love for farming and tractors. He was a friend to many and will never be forgotten.
Surviving him are his wife, Helen; son, Jude Thaddeus Guardi of Richfield Springs; three daughters, Nancy Renwick of Taberg, Darlene (Paul) Wolford of Mohawk, Gina Thompson of Salisbury Center; two brothers, Rosario Guardi of Richmond, Virginia, John Guardi of West Winfield; many beloved grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by son, James Anthony Guardi; daughter, Joanne Schram; two brothers, Salvatore and Peter Guardi; and four sisters, Mary Gately, Congetta, Josephine and Virginia Guardi.
Visitation for Mr. Guardi will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, at J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James St., Richfield Springs.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, in St. Joseph the Worker Church, 35 Canadarago St., Richfield Springs, with the Rev. Silvastar Sarihadula officiating.
Interment, with military honors, will take place this spring in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in donations to Catskill Area Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Published on December 10, 2017
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