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Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home

145 East Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ

OBITUARY

John S. Guidice

August 30, 1926November 27, 2019
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John S. Guidice, 93, of Livingston, NJ, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at home with his family by his side.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, on August 30, 1926 to Giovanna and Frank Giudice, he graduated high school and enlisted in the US Army in 1945. He served his country proudly in the 67th Tank Battalion 2nd Armored Division during WWII. Around that time, he began spelling his name “GUIDICE” but sometimes retained the original spelling of “GIUDICE”.

He married Antoinette Cammarano on September 29, 1951 and they celebrated their 68th anniversary in September. After the Army, he started working for the New York City subway system and then, moving to New Jersey, began a career in the restaurant business. He worked for many years as Maitre’d at the Manor in West Orange, NJ, where he made many lifelong, cherished friendships. His last employment was at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, NJ.

John was predeceased by his brothers Dominic (Samale), Frank (Dugan), Anthony (Sparky), and Michael (Tarzan) Giudice. He is survived by his loving wife Antoinette; his beloved children Frank and his wife Karen, Michael, and Gina Guidice; his adoring grandchildren Stephen and his wife Kira, Richard and his wife Amy, Jeffrey and his wife Fiona Guidice and Sami, Russlan, and Dani Tillawi; his cherished great grandchildren Leo, Giovanna, Gianna, Sara, and Nora Guidice; and his dear siblings Catherine Mattero, Virginia (Dolly) Dalessio, and James (Jimmy) Giudice.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston, NJ, on Monday, December 2, from 4 to 7 pm. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Philomena Church, 386 South Livingston Ave., Livingston, NJ, on Tuesday, December 3, at 10 am, followed by entombment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

In lieu of flowers donations in John’s name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105, would be greatly appreciated.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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JEFFREY Spielsinger

December 1, 2019

I knew John from The Old Homestead Steakhouse in Nyc . We worked together from the mid 80’ to the early 90’s. I was the captain and he was the Maitre D. We had a very special friendship. I looked up to him like he was my own father. He was my mentor. I learned a lot from John and will never forget those days. Once he retired we didn’t get to see each other as much but every year we would both remember to call each other on our birthdays. Mine is August 23 his was August 30. Not a year went by where we didn’t call each other on our birthdays.
John and Ann also attended my wedding
On 05.11.96 . My wife , Maria also worked at the Old Homestead. It’s where we met.
John saw our whole relationship develop.
John was larger than life. I love him dearly and will miss him terribly . Especially getting a call from him on my birthday.
Rest In Peace John 🙏😇
Ann & John at our wedding.

Mary Ann Gambino

December 1, 2019

Uncle Nonny
I have so many good memories of you. You were always smiling and joking around.
When you and all your brothers were together you all were a comedy team. Teasing each other and no one got angry. It was all in fun.
I will have all those wonderful memories of you and all of my uncles, aunts, grandparents and my dad.
Right now, you guys are probably joking around like old times.
You will be missed dearly.
Love you,
Mary Ann

Ginny D'Antonio

November 30, 2019

John was the best neighbor I ever had in my 40 years in Livingston! He grew the best tomatoes! My kids loved him, too. I remember years after he moved I saw him at events at the Birchwood and he would bring my table extra wine and food! Lol He was like that- sweet, humble, kind. His smile could be seem a mile away. I am so glad I ran into him a while ago after I moved out of Livingston. His gentleness lives on thru Gina, Sammi, and the rest of his beautiful family. I know there is a special.place waiting for him with Jesus because John had the qualities and virtues of our Lord. God Bless you, John . We loved you and appreciated your friendship! So sorry I cannot be at the services but I know John would understand grandchild commitment! XOXO

Michael Giudice

November 29, 2019

Uncle "Nonnie's" passing is such sad news.

I am so glad to have spoken to him often over the last few years. We always had wonderful conversations.

Sometimes, we talked about his family - - he had so much love for Aunt Antoinette, his children, and grandchildren. He seemed to cherish his annual family trips to "the shore"

Other times, he enjoyed (as did I!) talking about his parents, his Grandmother, and of course all his brothers and sisters. He told me all about the "old neighborhood" in Brooklyn. And, he recalled with precision his and his brothers' participation in WWII. Every story he told was new to me, and I actually took notes so that I could tell his same memories to my own family.

He had the classic Guidice sense of humor. He loved baseball. And he told me he still enjoyed his cigars.

I told him once that my wife Shari considered him the most handsome Guidice. He didn't disagree.

We will miss you, Uncle Nonnie.

Mike, Shari, Matty, and Eric G
Newtown, Conn.

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