Joseph John Guarnaccia

March 30, 1937 ~ April 16, 2022 (age 85)

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Joseph John Guarnaccia, life-long resident of East Boston, passed away at home on Saturday April 16th at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of the late Paula (Ricci)

Devoted father of Rocco Guarnaccia and his wife Christine of Wilmington, Pia Penney and her husband Steven of East Boston and Joseph Guarnaccia and his wife Melissa of Windham, NH.

Cherished grandfather of Joseph Robert, Zachary Matthew, Joseph Charles, Sarah Faith and Christopher Ricci.

Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Joe's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Tuesday April 19th from 4:00PM to 8:00PM and again on Wednesday morning at 8:30AM before leaving in funeral procession to Sacred Heart Church Brooks St., East Boston for a 10:00AM funeral mass in celebration of Joe's life. Services will conclude with Joe being laid to rest with his beloved wife Paula at Holy Cross Cemetery Malden, MA.

Joe was the long-time North East Regional Sales Manager at Fisher Scientific. He was a past Army Korean War Veteran and graduate of St. Michael's College(VT). Joe was a dedicated member of the East Boston community and a true community activist. He was a Past President of East Boston Little League (North), Past President of the East Boston Athletic Board. He loved coaching East Boston Pop Warner and East Boston Little League. He was a member of the St. Mary's Star of the Sea Men's Club. He will be missed by all. 

In lieu of flowers please make a gift donation in the memory of Joseph J. Guarnaccia to the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder clinic at:


April 19, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Service
April 20, 2022

8:30 AM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Mass
April 20, 2022

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
45 Brooks St.
East Boston, MA 02128

April 20, 2022

11:15 AM
Holy Cross Cemetery
175 Broadway
Malden, MA 02148


Massachusetts General Hospital
125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston MA 02114

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