We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
Guarino, Columbia of East Boston passed away on June 27th in her home with her beloved family along her bedside. Columbia was only 76 years old.
Loving daughter of the late Giuseppe and Maria Grazia Guarino.
Beloved wife of over 52 years of Raffaele Guarino (deceased).
Devoted and loving mother of Lucille Gerardi and her husband Joseph of Burlington, Vincent Guarino of West Peabody, and Elaina Guarino of East Boston.
Dear sister of Lorraine Orlando, Michael Guarino, Anthony Guarino, and Joseph Guarino all of East Boston and the late Henry Guarino.
Cherished grandmother of Michael, Dariana, Antonio, Corey, Marco, and Joey.
Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, aunt and uncle.
Columbia was born in Mirabella-Eclano Italy on April 9, 1946 to Giuseppe and Maria Grazia Guarino, and later emigrated to the United States at the age of 3. Columbia was raised in Boston’s North End and later moved to East Boston with her family where she eventually married her beloved husband Raffaele. Columbia was proud to call East Boston home her entire life.
Columbia was a devoted wife, mother, sister, sister-in-law, grandmother, aunt, great-aunt, niece, and cousin who's heart, soul, and strength is without words. Her unconditional love for her family was matched by no other.
Family and friends will honor Columbia's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Friday, July 1st from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. before leaving in procession to the Saint Joseph - Saint Lazarus Church, East Boston, for a funeral Mass celebrating Columbia's life at 11:30 A.M. Services will conclude with Columbia being laid to rest with her beloved husband, Ralph, at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. May they rest in peace.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Columbia's life to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800, Miami FL 33131.
200 SE 1st Street Suite 800, Miami FL 33131