|Birth: ||Aug. 5, 1940|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 2008|
Frank Guadagnino, the Vernon man who died Tuesday when a cement wall collapsed on him at a Somers automotive shop, was helping out a friend, his wife said today.
And that just exemplifies his true nature.
Guadagnino, 68, is being remembered as a selfless, caring man who devoted his time to family and friends, Anne Marie Guadagnino, his wife of 43 years, said.
"He was always busy doing stuff for everybody that he never had time for himself," she said.
Gaudagnino said her husband, who was born in New Jersey and lived in Somers before moving to Vernon in 1995, loved the outdoors, gardening, and a slew of other hobbies that always kept him busy.
"That's how he stayed so young," she added.
He was a self-employed mason, and member of the Somers Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years, where he served as president in 1991 and 1992.
Guadagnino was killed Tuesday when a cement wall collapsed on him at Leville's Auto Recyclers on Egypt Road in Somers.
"He left a hole in everyone's heart," his wife said.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Lisa Pedemonti and her husband, Willie, of Somers; Carey Ann Cavallo and her husband, Anthony, of Rocky Hill; and Frank Guadagnino and his wife, Kristen, of Vernon. He also is survived by two sisters, six grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 8 a.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Newington.
West Meadow Cemetery
Created by: Dave McCaffrey
Record added: Feb 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85115785
Rest in Peace, Frank|
Added: Aug. 24, 2012
15-year member: Somers Fire Department|
Added: Feb. 17, 2012