Ida I. Guglielmo

December 10, 1926September 16, 2022
Obituary of Ida I. Guglielmo
It is with sadness that the family of Ida Ines Guglielmo shares the news she passed away peacefully in her sleep in her home on September 16, 2022. Ida was born to Anna and Antonio Cattarini in Santa Domenica di Visinada, Italy 95 years ago. As a teenager, Ida was forced to flee her family home to escape the brutality of the Yugoslavian regime, which had occupied the Italian territory and ultimately annexed her home region. She never saw her mother again. Ida was finally able to reunite with her father when he defected to Trieste, Italy in 1958. Ida met her loving husband, Richard Edward Guglielmo when he was an airman stationed in Aviano, Italy. Richard fell in love with the beautiful Ida at first sight and was relentless in his pursuit of his Italian “Chi-Chi.” Ida finally couldn’t resist his loving attention and they were married on August 3, 1957. In 1959 they moved to Massachusetts and subsequently moved to numerous air bases during the 1960s and 1970s, settling in Framingham, Massachusetts for twenty years then ultimately moving to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, in 1992. Ida loved her home in the Gardens, and enjoyed spending time at the beach, and playing bingo and enjoying time with her friends at the Knights of Columbus. She was an incredible cook and loved sharing abbondanza with the loves of her life, her family. At barely five feet tall and just over 100 pounds, she had amazing strength and was known to be able to take a hot potato straight from a pan of boiling water and peel it with her bare hands. Ida’s world centered around the family that she loved with all her heart. She is survived by her husband, Richard, her daughters Linda (Thomas) and Joyce (Kevin) and their son, Kameron, and her son, Kenneth (Maria) and their children, Stacey (Jarett) and Brian and her great-grandchildren, Anthony and Domenic. She is proceeded in her death by her parents and her brothers and sisters in Italy, Maria, Pina, Adela, Attilio, and Giovani. Her love, support, commitment and pride in her family is what made her such a special woman. Ida held fast in her faith in God and loved her church, the Cathedral of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens. She put her life in God’s hands and asked that he take her when he was ready. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 21 at Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center at 1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, Florida, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The funeral service will start at 10:00 a.m. on September 22 at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius of Loyola, 9999 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with her loving nephew, Father Robert J. Blaney of Massachusetts officiating. The burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Park, 19351 SE County Line Road, Jupiter, Florida. The family will receive friends to celebrate Ida’s life immediately following the service at the Knights of Columbus at 1499 Prosperity Farms Road, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be donated to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, to support researchers working to prevent, treat and cure macular degeneration. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Guglielmo family.

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