Babione Funeral Home

10060 Calle Comercio Drive, Boca Raton, FL


Josephine Guarino

October 8, 1930March 8, 2020

Josephine Farr Guarino,89, was born in White Plains, new York to Ralph and Josephine Farr. She grew up in White Plains and graduated from White Plains High School. In 1952 she married the man who became her lifelong soulmate, Frank Guarino. They raised three children, a son Frank, and two daughters, Patti Ann and Debbie. Josephine was basically a stay at home mom but also periodically worked as a banquet manage at Leewood Country Club and was an accomplished seamstress. Josephine and Frank had a winter home in Margate Florida for several years and they eventually retired to a new home in Boca Raton, Florida. After Frank's death in 1999, she moved to Sarasota to be closer to her brother Joe and his wife Paige. For the past several years her home has been at Harbor Chase of Sarasota. She was predeceased by her son Frank, her husband Frank and her brother Joe. She is survived by her daughters Patti Ann Southwell of Cooper City, Florida and Debbie Kroskey of Sarasota, two grandsons Keith and Frank, her sister-in-law Paige, first cousins Joe Napolitano of Texas and Grace Marie Napolitano Suarez of Puerto Rico, several other cousins and her very special friend Marty Herring.

She was a devout Catholic and belonged to several Catholic churches within the parishes where resided, the last being Incarnation Church of Saratoga.

We will remember her as being a feisty, gritty and fiercely loyal wife, mother, grandma and friend. She will live on in our hearts forever. Funeral Service and interment at Noon, Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Our lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery, North Lauderdale, Florida.


  • Frank Guarino, Husband (deceased)
  • Frank Guarino, Son (deceased)
  • Patti Ann Southwell, Daughter
  • Debbie Kroskey, Daughter
  • Keith Klein, Grandson
  • Frank Kroskey, Grandson
  • Joe Farr, Brother (deceased)
  • Paige Farr, Sister-in-law
  • Joe Napolitano, First Cousin
  • Grace Marie Napolitano Suarez, First Cousin
  • Marty Herring, Very Special Friend


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Committal Service Saturday, March 14, 2020


Josephine Guarino

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