OBITUARY

Thelma Guercio

November 18, 1941June 7, 2018
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GUERCIO - Thelma Eva (nee Campbell) Doering June 7, 2018; beloved wife of Salvatore Guercio; loving mother of Joseph John (Ann) Giliforte and Renae Cora (Salvatore) Sabia; cherished grandmother of Juan and Laura Giliforte and Salvatore J. Sabia, Jr.; daughter of the late Nicholas and Cora (Campbell) Pessing; sister of the late Velma, George and Jimmy; also survived by nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and friends. Family will be present on Monday from 4-8 PM at the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 1671 Maple Rd. Family and friends are asked to assemble for a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated from St. Gregory the Great Church, Tuesday at 8:45 AM. Flowers are gratefully declined. Your online condolences may be offered at www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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Renae Sabia

June 15, 2018

I COULDN"T READ THIS AT CHURCH SO IM PUTTING IT HERE
MOMMY!

HOW DO WE SUM UP YOUR LIFE?
SHE WAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN, WITH A GIVING HEART; MOM BELIEVED IN TOUGH LOVE! , BUT ALSO HAD A GENTILNESS TO HER.
MOM WAS A VERY GIVING PERSON, ALWAYS THOUGHT OF OTHERS FIRST!
SHE LOVED WITH EVERY FIBER OF HER BEING; SHE ADORED HER HUSBAND, LOVED AND NUTURED ALL HER KIDS; SHE LOVED THE TIME SHE SPENT WITH HER GRANDKIDS .
MOM HAD A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR! WE LAUGHED AND JOKED AND EVEN ACTED FOOLISHLY AT TIMES, IT MADE EVERYDAY EXTRA SPECIAL! SUNDAYS WERE FOR PINNACLE EATING AND JUST HANGING OUT AT HER HOUSE. SO THERES A LITTLE INSIGHT TO OUR LIVES WITH OUR MOM BUT ONLY A LITTLE; LOOK AROUND YOU DONT PUT OFF TELLING THE PERSON YOU LOVE THAT YOU APPRECIATE AND LOVE THEM LIFES TOO SHORT AND IF YOU DO THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE THAT REGRET LATER ON WHEN ITS TOO LATE!!!!! WE SAID TO EACH OTHER EVERYDAY!

Renae Sabia

June 14, 2018

MOM I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU I WILL MISS YOU EVERYDAY OF MY LIFE I DONT KNOW HOW TO THIS WITHOUT YOU IM NOT AS STRONG AS YOU THINK IM LOST SO LOST WITHOUT YOU MOMMY PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

Dick Chiarilli

June 12, 2018

Sam & Family :

So very sorry to learn of your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences . Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and all of your family . Our hope is that you have warm thoughts and memories that will sustain you during this time of loss.

Dick Chiarilli & Family

Charles Marazzo

June 12, 2018

Sam,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Chuck Marazzo & Latina Boulevard Foods

Jodi Ruda

June 11, 2018

I will always remember all Thelma did for me. Will miss her dearly. Love , Jodi

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Biography

GUERCIO - Thelma Eva (nee Campbell) Doering June 7, 2018

She was trustworthy and traditional in her approach to her life and in her relationships. She was tough-minded with the kind of “stick to it” attitude that earned the respect of all who knew her. She was also a woman who was meticulous, carefully disciplined, and orderly in virtually everything she undertook. Realistic about life, she was always at the ready, prepared to take on responsibility.

       Her parents were Nicholas and Cora Pessing. Thelma was raised in Buffalo, New York. She was brought up to be self-confident and dependable. These were traits that would serve her well throughout her life.

      Growing up in the Guercio household was a bit different than most homes. There were good times to be had, but just as often there was a fair share of challenges as well. However, Thelma was able to work through the usual family problems when they appeared, and she was the one person in the family who seemed able to keep the stress at bay. Thelma was raised with two siblings. She had a twin sister, Velma Neva Amatuzio and a brother James (Jimmy). Thelma was constantly involved in activities with her brothers and sisters. Thelma and her siblings may have had the typical rivalries while growing up but Thelma was always consistently loyal to her family.

       Compassionate and devoted to Salvatore, Thelma held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. She took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it her total commitment. She was a source of strength to Salvatore and using her gifts at nurturing one-on-one relationships, she worked hard to make her new family happy.

      Thelma brought the same traditional values in her marriage to bear on how she raised her children. She was a good parent to them, always firm yet fair in her dealings. She would always listen carefully and think things through before she acted, even when it was an adverse situation. Thelma was also a walking schedule, always seeming to know what everyone in the family needed to do, where they needed to be and when they needed to be there. Thelma was blessed with 2 children, Joseph John Giliforte and Renae Cora Sabia. They were also blessed with three grandchildren, Salvatore John Sabia Jr., Juan Esteban Giliforte, and Laura Venessa Giliforte.

      Thelma greatly enjoyed what she did for a living. She was a hard worker who expected the same in return from her co-workers. She was skilled at working effectively in small groups and in one-on-one situations as well as handling solo assignments efficiently. Thelma enjoyed dealing with concrete ideas and could penetrate any amount of fuzzy information to reach the essential facts. Always able to attend to the task at hand, Thelma was excellent at meeting deadlines. She was an efficient worker, one who paid careful attention to detail, allowing sufficient time to complete one task before moving on to the next. Her primary occupation was a homemaker. Thelma worked hard to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

       She is survived by her husband Salvatore Guercio; loving mother of Joseph John (Ann) Giliforte and Renae Cora (Salvatore) Sabia; cherished grandmother of Juan and Laura Giliforte and Salvatore J. Sabia, Jr.; daughter of the late Nicholas and Cora (Campbell) Pessing; sister of the late Velma, George and Jimmy; also survived by nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and friends. Services were held at St. Gregory the Great Church.

       She was committed to living the life of a good woman who was both practical and trustworthy. She was committed to the traditional values that she upheld her entire life. She committed herself to being a hard worker who expected the same effort in return from those around her. Most of all, she was committed to those she knew and loved.