Joseph L. Guagliardo

April 28, 1931July 8, 2016
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Joseph L. Guagliardo, 85, a 2nd generation native of Tampa, Florida, passed on July 8th, 2016, at his home of 54-years on Davis Islands, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Joseph was born on April 28th, 1931 and is survived by his wife Joann Torretta Guagliardo, his son Paul J. Guagliardo, daughter Gayle Guagliardo-Pichowski, daughter-in-law, Victoria Perla Guagliardo, and son-in-law, Mark Pichowski. He has six grandchildren, Paul J. Guagliardo II, Kathryn Dolly Boushall, Lindsay Ann Boushall, Julia Guagliardo, Alena Pichowski, and Gabriella Pichowski. He is also survived by his two nieces, Roxanne and Cheryl Guagliardo. Joseph is predeceased by his father Paul Guagliardo, his mother Katie LaBarbera Guagliardo, and brother John Guagliardo. Joe and his family were pioneers in the dairy industry building one of the largest independent dairy farms -- American Dairy -- in Brandon, Florida. Joseph graduated from Hillsborough High School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tampa. Joseph was a member of the University Club, Palma Ceia and The Tampa Yacht and Country Club. He was also involved with the Rotary Club in Ybor City. Visitation is at Blount & Curry Funeral Home on 605 S MacDill Avenue in Tampa from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m., on Wednesday, July 13th 2016. A short mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10 a.m., on Thursday, July 14th. The Guagliardo family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Melech Hospice House, Joe’s private caregiver Susan McClean and all of his family and friends who were there for him in his time of need.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 13, 2016
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 14, 2016

Joseph L. Guagliardo

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July 17, 2016

Dear Joann,
Deepest sympathies to you and your family. You will be in our prayers.
Cindy and Sara Stansell

Cindy Seymour

July 16, 2016

Joann, Paul, and Gayle & families, I was so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I will always remember his eyes when he spoke of each of you and your accomplishments! Joann, he was your biggest fan! Throughout this most difficult time keep your warm memories close. The memories and God's strength and love will be a life saver for you. May God Bless you all. Cindy (Smith) Seymour


July 14, 2016


July 14, 2016

Dear Joann and her wonderful family
I feel so blessed to have spent time with Joe and always enjoyed his warm smile and great laugh. He loved his family and enjoyed life to the fullest. He is with Jesus now.

Donna Giglio

July 13, 2016

Prayers are with you all . May he now rest in peace with Our Lord .

Suzy Holley

July 13, 2016

Dear JoAnn & Gayle,

I am profoundly sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband and father. I remember many times when he was dining at Ruth's Chris, what a gentleman he was. May your sweet wonderful memories bless you for now until your meet again. Our earthly life is so short compared to our eternal Heavenly life. May our Lord help you through your grief with love and happy times together.

Fenn Giles

July 13, 2016

Dear Joann,
It's been a wonderful 40 + years of knowing you and Joe. Ann and I express our deepest sympathies to you, Paul, Gayle and the entire family. Thanks for sharing the photo gallery. It brought many smiles and great memories. Fenn

Joyce Zahn

July 13, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with Joann and Gayle and the rest of the family. Joe was a great man. He will be missed dearly.

George and Joyce Zahn

Noni Brill

July 12, 2016

Dear Joann and family,

My deepest condolences go out to you. Joe was an integral part of Tampa life and will be dearly missed by so many people. I will remember him as kind, courteous, unassuming, fair and not incidentally the best dancer for miles around! I am so sorry for your loss.
Noni Brill

Alma Irene Couchman

July 12, 2016

I have lived on Davis Islands for 60 years. I have only been a Ybor City Rotarian for 2 years as of Oct. 2016. I only heard good things about you & your family. I pray for you & your family. A kind & generous person you were. God bless you.
Alma Irene Phillips Couchman