Paul James Guadagno

January 23, 1930April 25, 2014
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Paul James Guadagno of Verplanck, NY formerly of the Bronx passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014. He was 84 years old. Paul was born on January, 23, 1930 in the Bronx, NY to the late John and Ida (Caruso) Guadagno. He graduated from NY College of Music with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married his beloved wife Margaret Wilson 60 years ago, after they met while both serving in the Army. Paul worked as school teacher and taught at Mount St. Michael Academy and St. Barnabas in the Bronx, NY, Salesian High School in New Rochelle, NY and Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, NJ. He was a member of the Thornwood Knights of Columbus Council # 4399 and a parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church in Verplanck, NY. Paul was a kind man; he loved music, teaching and his caring daughters. He will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Paul is survived by his beloved wife Margaret “Peggy” Guadagno; devoted daughters, Paula Guadagno, Fran Ranker and Margaret Zahensky; adoring grandchildren, Anthony Derosa, Michelle Derosa and Michael and Johnny Ranker; adoring great granddaughter, Layla Armiento and predeceased by his caring brother Carmine Guadagno. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the EDWARD F. CARTER FUNERAL HOME, 170 Kings Ferry Rd., Montrose, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 29th at St. Patrick’s Church in Verplanck. Burial will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Putnam Valley, NY.


  • Visitation Monday, April 28, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, April 28, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 29, 2014
  • Burial Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Paul James Guadagno

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Linda Murray

May 2, 2014

I am so sorry to learn that Paul has passed away. He was my mentor and great friend, and I will always remember how wonderful he was with the boys at Don Bosco. Thank you, Mr. G., for all you did for all of us. Your family is in my prayers.

Richard Lawrence

May 1, 2014

Mr. G was my Glee Club teacher at the Mount, both Junior High and High School, Class of 1973!! Wonderful man, many great memories!!

May 1, 2014

God bless you Mr.G.You were a wonderful music teacher.
Cathy Connelly Pizzuti

Nancy Mascolo

April 30, 2014

Mr. G was also my music teacher at St. Barnabas (class of '74) and head of the Glee Club. I remember him well although I remember very few of my teachers. He had infinite patience with us and a great sense of humor. Rarely lost his patience. God Bless his soul and God bless his family.

Karen Delaney

April 30, 2014

Rest in peace Mr. G.. I fondly remember having you as my study hall teacher and Glee Club teacher at St. Barnabas. You certainly made it fun. "You'll Never Walk Alone"'
Karen Colbert Delaney Class of 73

April 30, 2014

Mr. G. was our music teacher at St Barnabas H.S. He was a wonderful man and there are a couple of us who have careers in the music industry due to his early influence. Our condolences to the Guadagno family at this time. Class of SBHS '73.

April 30, 2014

Mr. Guadagno was my music teach and leader of the Glee Club at St. Barnabas H.S. He was such an influence on my life. He taught me so much that carried me through life. I think of him every time I sing or play the piano. I am sure his family is proud of him and will miss him very much. God Bless you Mr. Guadagno. Rest in Peace.

Greta Hudd-Horne

April 29, 2014

Dear Peggy and Family:
So sorry to hear about your husband, my prayers are with you and your family.
Greta L. Hudd-Horne

Richard Peterson

April 29, 2014

Dear DeRosa Family:

Please accept my condolences. Paul was a great guy and a pleasure to work with.

Christina D'Armiento

April 28, 2014

Dearest Paul ... It was a pleasure knowing you! Xoxoxo Christina, Thomas & Anthony