Doane Beal & Ames


Lucille Guerrini-Burks

15 diciembre , 19369 octubre , 2020

Lucille Napolitano Guerrini Burks, 83, known to friends and family as “Lou” and “Nonni”, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, October 9, 2020 at her home in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts with her family close by.

Lou was born December 15, 1936 in Boston to Helen “Nellie” Gallo and Antonio “Tony” D’Alessandro and grew up in the Italian North End of Boston.

On June 27, 1953 in York, Maine, Lou married Richard Antony Guerrini. On July 26, 1997, Lou married the love of her life, Chester “Chet” Arnold Burks of Natick, Massachusetts.

Lou’s work and personal life centered around her love of cooking and baking. She was the kitchen manager of Hopkinton Junior/Senior High School for many years and also ran a successful cake business providing elaborately decorated cakes for local weddings, birthdays, and other events. Her license plate read “CakeLady”. Lou was also an accomplished quilter and gifted stained glass artist whose home was filled with light filtered through her many beautiful glass creations.

Lou’s heart was full of love and there was enough for everyone. She was funny, kind, and endlessly generous with her caring and love, as well as her cookies and wonderful food. Family, and especially her grandchildren, were deeply important to her.

She is survived by her sister Roberta Mintner and husband Robert, her daughter Jean T. Alman and husband Barry, her son Michael R. Guerrini and wife Kathy, her son Steven J. Guerrini and fiance Darya Coldwell, her grandchildren: Benjamin Alman, Nicholas Alman, Geralyn Guerrini-Carr, Carli Guerrini, Matthew Guerrini, Jillian Loving and husband Will, and brother-in-law Scott Taylor, as well as her husband Chet’s 7 children and 10 grandchildren. Lou was preceded in death by her husbands Richard and Chet, her sister Leila, and her grandson Steven.

The Wake and Visiting will take place on Thursday, October 15 at: Doane, Beal & Ames, 160 W. Main St., Hyannis Ma. 02601

Calling hours are 10:00am-12:00 noon followed by prayers from 12-12:30 led by Deacon Patrick Guerrini. There will be an opportunity for anyone who knew Lou to share memories. The funeral will follow after the wake at Otis Air Force base in Bourne at the Rt. 28 Rotary. After the ceremony, please join us at TikiPort on Rt. 132 (Iyannough Rd. Hyannis) for food, drink and sharing good memories.

Memorial donations in Lou’s honor can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:

Note: Due to Distancing restrictions all visitors to the service must wear a mask and practice proper social distancing. A limited number of visitors are permitted inside at one time, so a wait outside may be required.



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Lucille Guerrini-Burks


Agnes Wyant

30 octubre , 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of our beloved Lou Guerrini-Burks. I remember her as the head cafeteria person at Center School where the super meals were served with a smile. My affectionate condolences to her family.

Nancy Clark

21 octubre , 2020

Lou ran a very professional cafeteria kitchen at Hopkinton High School. She was always so helpful when teachers were planning a special event (in my case, it was a Tennis Banquet or Student Government Breakfast). My condolences to the Guerrini and Alman families.

Beth Oliveira

14 octubre , 2020

So sorry to hear about Lou's passing, I did not know she was sick. I will treasure so many memories growing up with you, Bobbi, Lila and Sonny. Kisses to Aunt Nellie when you see her again. RIP Lou Lou.

Pat Croteau

14 octubre , 2020

I met Lou in 1988 when she made our daughter's wedding cake. It was a beautiful creation! Her son Steve and my son were best friends in High School. We had a few conversations by phone about our sometimes troublesome teens. We genuinely liked each other. Steve has called my husband and I Mom & Pop since he was a teenager. She didn't mind sharing Steve with us.
Fast forward to our intro to Facebook, the loss of grandson Steven and then her loss of Chet, her one true love, we became friends.
Three years ago, we spent a few days with Steve and Lou just before Christmas. Steve cooked up a feast and I got to know so much more about her. There was nothing we didn't agree on. She was a wonderful woman and I know she will be missed by all who knew her.

Laura Congdon

14 octubre , 2020

My name is Laura Congdon, Lou married my Dad, Chet Burks. Lou was my bonus Mom, she called me her adopted daughter. She was a very positive, loving presence in my life and in the lives of my children, her grandchildren, Jack and Maggie.

Whatever Lou undertook, she mastered. Whether it was gardening, cooking, baking, sewing, stained glass or quilting, she poured her heart into it and excelled at it. She had amazing positive energy and an abundance of love that was palpable. When you entered her home you were met with the smell of something delicious she was making, her gorgeous smile and always a warm embrace. You never left her home with an empty belly and she always packed up food to take home, whether it was eggplant parm, her homemade pizza or 7 layer bars. Sharing food was sharing love and Lou knew how to make you feel loved.

Lou was not only an amazing Mom to me, she was an amazing Nonni to my children. We will treasure the memories we made in Hopkington and Yarmouth, celebrating our birthdays and holidays, with Nonni always making a special cake for the grandchildren. As only grandparents can do, she would remind them of the important things. When we spoke on the phone she always asked how they both were, and what they were doing.

Lou was a beautiful, kind, loving, thoughtful and generous soul. We loved her and she knew it. She loved us and we felt it. We will miss her and her loving ways for the rest of our lives.

Lucy Giannini

14 octubre , 2020

Lou was my cousin, a cousin i didn't even know i had, I met her at a family reunion one day two years ago or so, she told me a sweet little story on how she remembered me from when I was just a little kid, we lived in the same building while she lived with her grandparents my great grandparents .. this was in the North End .. I was too young to remember lou, but when I came to know her a little more at a time I came to know a kind, caring and wonderful cousin .. she made me wonderful gifts she sewed, she sent me a check to invest in some art material she thought I would need and I did invest, she was full of surprises you never knew what would come in the mail and i was given a beautiful handmade quilt .. she made you feel very welcomed into her home, she was an awesome cook, Baker and all around person ..
I'll miss you Lou ..
I'll keep you and the family in prayer always ..
With Love
COUSIN LULY ❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏xoxo


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