James J Guarnieri

October 10, 1920January 4, 2014

James J. Guarnieri 1920 - 2014

He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Lucy (Caterino) Guarnieri. He is survived by his loving children, James L. (Denise) Guarnieri, Janice (Frank) Bianchi and Doreen Kroll; his grandchildren, James R. Guarnieri, Christina Bianchi and Jason Kroll, Patrick Bianchi, Nancy Kosto, Cary Kroll, Angela and Frankie DiStefano; great-grandson, Anthony James Guarnieri and great-granddaughter, Liliana Rose Guarnieri;, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Nick and Georgeann Caterino of Palmyra, New York and many loving nieces and nephews.

James was retired from Gannett Newspapers, Rochester, NY. He was a World War II veteran and was stationed in Pearl Harbor, Scofield barracks during the Japanese attack. James served six years in Company D United States Army 35th Infantry and was Honorably discharged in 1945. He married his Lucy on April 27, 1946.

James enjoyed sports, especially bowling and golf. He and his wife were active members of the Loyal Order of the Moose Club since 1988 and the Sons of Italy. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America, Post 1457 and the Disabled American Veterans.

After his wife passed, James enjoyed time with his family playing computer card games and Wii bowling and golfing. Because of declining health, his daughters moved him to Florida in 2010 to be in their care.

A Memorial Mass was held at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Deltona, Florida.

A military burial will be held in Rochester, New York at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on Saturday, January 11th at 11:00 am. Family and friends who wish to attend the ceremony are asked to meet at Halloran Funeral Home, Chili Avenue at 10:00 am for the vehicle procession to the cemetery chapel or you may meet the family at the cemetery.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 9, 2014

James J Guarnieri

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Jennifer Roth (Cardone)

January 22, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Uncle Jimmy. My Nana (his sister Mary) would always tell me great stories about them growing up together and how he was always there for the family through thick and thin. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

nancy rapachietta

January 11, 2014

It can be so hard to face the new year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.

Linda Brooks

January 10, 2014

Doreen,Jason & Guarnieri Family,
You are in my thoughts. I was sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad.

Linda Scahill

January 9, 2014

Janice, Frank and Christina: My deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of your Dad/Grandpa. I know how difficult this is for you all to lose one who you love so much. Know that you are our thoughts and prayers.

Carol & Mike LiVecchi

January 9, 2014

So sorry to hear about Uncle Jim, this is huge loss. Now he truly has the inside track on the ultimate system on betting the horses. May every horse come in first.

Susan Iodice-OLoughlin

January 9, 2014

My deepest sympathy to the Guarnieri family. I will always remember Jim being one of the nicest men I ever met. Wonderful memories of him always.

Tammy and Rich Marcucci and Family

January 9, 2014

I have many special memories of good times with Aunt Lucy and Uncle Jimmy, except when he'd put me in the corner (haha) To me he was a gentle giant that I loved and respected always. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Barbara Sotile

January 8, 2014

Uncle Jimmy was a man of few words but his words were always meaningful. I am sorry for your loss.

Tom Sotile

January 8, 2014

The first time I met Uncle Jim I had to be about 12 years old it was his first date with Aunt Lucy he came to the house on Murray Street it was a Sunday for dinner. He was all dressed had a suit on I will never forget it because it was a pencil striped black and white suit he reminded me of Victor Murcher the movie star. He was very friendly, pleasant, smiling all the time and loved the family. There are so many great things that I can remember about Uncle Jim. I really miss him and I know he is with Aunt Lucy because she is probably telling him what to do right now, and that is the truth! I am truly sorry for your loss.

Sandra Knaak(Sotile)

January 8, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Uncle Jimmy was by far one of the warmest and loving man. His advice to me was always honest and insightful. Although I didn't always listen to it , I should have. I loved visiting with him and Aunt Lucy on any given night I would walk around the block and they welcomed me with open arms. Uncle Jimmy was always in a good mood with a huge smile on his face that's how I will remember him and try to be like.