Anthony D. Guglielmi M.D.

January 8, 1925February 19, 2012

Anthony D. Guglielmi, M.D., 87, of Orchard Meadows Drive, Smithfield, passed away February 19, 2012 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. He had been the beloved husband of Dolores Ann (Herchen) Guglielmi.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Raffaele and Maria (Caramante) Guglielmi; father of Ralph and Toni Guglielmi; grandfather of Benjamin and Daniel Guglielmi; brother of Rosemary Altieri, Jen Spadetti and the late Bernard and Edmund Guglielmi.

Dr. Guglielmi had been a well-respected anesthesiologist for many years before retiring and had served proudly in the U.S. Navy during WWII. As a senior at Classical High School in 1942, he volunteered to serve his country in the U.S. Navy. He embarked on many overseas campaigns throughout the Pacific Theatre, returning home in 1946 to be honorably discharged to the U.S. Naval Reserves and to complete his high school studies at Classical High School. He went on to graduate from Providence College in 1951, continuing his studies in Italy at the Bologna University School of Medicine and Surgery. He performed his internship at St. Joseph Hospital between 1957 and 1958, after which he began his residency in anesthesiology at Rhode Island Hospital from 1958 to 1960. Upon completion of his residency, he and his two partners in medicine formed Associates In Anesthesia, Inc. Through his practice, he went on to achieve a clinical world record for the number of procedures performed during his career span from 1960 to 1995. Amongst his many accomplishments, he was especially proud to be a member of what is considered today to be “The Greatest Generation”.

Visiting hours for Dr. Guglielmi will be held Thursday, 4-8 p.m. with his funeral on Friday at 11 a.m. from the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon in St. Anthony Church, 1413 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, followed by entombment with military honors at St. Ann Cemetery Mother of Hope Mausoleum, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Edward Food and Wellness Center, 997 Branch Avenue, Providence, RI 02904. To express your condolences through our online guestbook, visit


  • Visitation Thursday, February 23, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 24, 2012

Anthony D. Guglielmi M.D.

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Carol Martinetty

February 26, 2012

Dear Dolores and family,
Both Mal and I were very saddened to hear of Tony's death today as we are in Florida. I really enjoyed having him as my "boss" and friend over the years.
Mal will never forget the time they were fortunate to have been friends and colleagues.
Our deepest condolences on your loss.
Allan DiSimone
Carol Martinetty

February 25, 2012

Dear Dolores, we are very sorry to hear of Doc's passing. Though far away our prayers and thoughts are with you! The Legner Family

Martha Colagiovanni

February 24, 2012

Dear Dolores & Family
We all go back many years together and although we are far apart you and Tony will always be in my thoughts and in my heart. May he rest in peace. My deepest sympathy to you all.

Carol Cardarelli & Family

February 24, 2012

Hi Dolores,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you much comfort.

February 24, 2012

Dear Delores,
My prayers are with you at this most diificult of times.
May the Good Lord give you the courage and hope to see you
through this great loss. I will miss the Doc very much. He
proved to be a great friend to all who had the opportuity to
share time with him.

Nick DeCristofaro


February 24, 2012


February 24, 2012

Dolores , Ralph and Cheryl, We are so sorry to learn about Gug's passing. I have such great memories of the wonderful, humorous man I have known since I was eighteen. It was a pleasure to work with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Carol & Dominic Agostini WPB Fl.

Helen Payne

February 24, 2012

To the family of Dr Guglielmi
My sincere condolences to Delores and Dr Googies family. I am saddened to hear of his passing but still smile when I think of his spirit. He was a mentor in my education and helped me to be a better person today. I always appreciated his humor and stories. He will be missed.
You will be in my prayers
Helen Payne

Vilma (Porrazzo)Masciarelli

February 24, 2012

Dolores, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Pam and Paul Kilmartin

February 23, 2012

Dolores, Ralph and Cheryl ,

We are deeply saddened to hear about our friend, mentor and colleague. Many of us in the anesthesia community are who and what we are, due to "Gugi". Although saddened by his passing he was responsiible for many laughs and good times on a daily basis. That is how we will remember him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.