OBITUARY

Angel Rolando Guarton

August 14, 1931June 9, 2019

Angel Rolando Guarton of Cape Coral, Florida, son of Angel and Marcelina Guarton, passed away on June 9, 2019 after a lengthy battle with numerous health issues including cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. He was 87-years-old. Angel, who was known to all of his family members, friends and co-workers as “Rolando”, was born in Santa Clara, Cuba. He was an excellent student with a great mind for mathematics. He graduated high school in Cuba and studied Chemical Engineering at the Central University in Santa Clara but was unable to complete his degree due to the political climate of his beloved home country. In Cuba, Rolando married Nora Victoria Linares on December 16, 1961. For over 57 years, she has been the light of his life. In July of 1964, Rolando arrived in the United States of America to join his wife, who fled Cuba a number of years earlier, and met his daughter for the first time. Together they raised a family that spans 4 generations.

Rolando had a long career as Plant Manager for Citrus and Allied Essences Ltd. After 33 years, he retired to Florida where he loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an avid NY Yankees fan and had a passion for old Western movies, bowling, fishing and music, especially that of Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams and Nat King Cole as well as Big Band Music like Glen Miller and Benny Goodman. He also loved to fish, play dominos, bar-b-que, relax in the pool, pray the rosary and take his daily siesta. He was also a big fan of Johnny Carson and Dean Martin. He enjoyed time with his extended family and friends the most.

Rolando was preceded in death by his beloved son, Roly and his brothers, Pablo and Roberto. He is survived by his wife, Nora, his daughter, Vicky and son-in-law, Patrick, and his daughter-in-law, Donna. In addition, he is survived by his grandchildren, Joseph and his wife, Aimee, Megan and her husband, “Hank”, Bryan, Billy, and Molly as well as his great-grandchildren, Gabriella, Madalynn, Allison, Emersyn, Finnegan and Benjamin. Rolando is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Judith, Elisabeth, Omara, Suzanne and Daisy and brothers-in-law, Ed and Octavio.

Visitation will be at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral, FL on Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and again from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will occur on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church located at 1922 SW 20th Ave, Cape Coral, FL. Rite of Committal with Entombment to follow at 11:00 AM at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at www.coralridgefuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers or to St. Baldrick's General Fund www.stbaldricks.org

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 16, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, June 17, 2019
  • Rite of Committal with Entombment Monday, June 17, 2019

Memories

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The Guarton and the LeGoff Families

June 16, 2019

Dear Nora and Vicky,
We are not physically there with you but... our hearts, thoughts and prayers are across the miles with you all. What a beautiful smile he had... what a cheerful spirit... what a joyful soul.... He transmitted all of it to everyone. That is the most beautiful memory we hold in our hearts. We love you!

Ingrid McFarlane

June 16, 2019

Nora, Donna, Billy and Molly, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father-in-law, and abuelo. I pray that God will comfort you all during this difficult time. God bless you all.

lora mccann

June 14, 2019

Nora,

I will always remember you and Rolando on the Canonization trip! What a wonderful time we all shared! May your memories keep him alive! Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord.

Lora McCann

Judith Renwick

June 13, 2019

Ken and I were saddened to learn of Rolando’s passing. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. Our memories of Rolando and his love for his family will remain with us always. He meant something special to each of us and each of us has that special memory we can keep close in our heart.

We know and understand the difficulties of the past year and wish so much we could have been there to support you more. Please know our thoughts and prayers have been with you. If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know.

Ken and I send all our love.

Cathy and Tom Quaranta

June 13, 2019

We've shared so many wonderful memories. Your sharings,your home,so
much love and good times!! We can see,Rolando welcoming us with his
warm hug and big smile;Nora always encouraging and supportive.

We continue to pray for you and your family. God bless you and comfort you at this difficult time.

We ❤️ You Cathy and Tom Quaranta 🙏🙏

Danielle Linares

June 11, 2019

Remembering the fun silly moments... lost keys in the pouring rain in NYC, 6 pencils, duct tape, recently being called 'the girl', but always being loved and looked at with joyous laughter!

Mary Donnelly

June 10, 2019

We delight in reminding Nora of how she lovingly told us of her attraction to Rolando. The trifecta Baby Blue eyes; a cool Jeep, and a pack of cigarettes rolled up in the cuff of his shirt. James Dean style! Oh how she loved him!
Joe and MaryAnn Donnelly 🙏🙏🙏

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY