Constance M. “Connie” Guardino, 98, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Constance M. “Connie” Guardino, 98, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022, after a brief stay at Samaritan Keep Home.

Connie was born Aug. 29, 1923, in Watertown, daughter of Sebastiano “Gus” and Mary (Purpura) Guardino. Before graduating from Watertown High School, she became a member of the National Honors Society, a year later, she graduated from the Watertown School of Commerce, as an office assistant.

Connie was employed with Fort Drum for four years, then was employed with the New York Air Brake for 35 years. She lived her entire life in Watertown.

Connie was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church, a member of the Altar Rosary Society and was involved with many volunteer activities, including the Mount Carmel Feast. She was a member of the Italian American Civic Association Auxiliary and a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a social organization.

She is survived by a sister, Ada Guardino, Watertown; a sister-in-law, Helen Guardino, Watertown; and 11 nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents Mary (Purpura) and Augustus Guardino, siblings, Carmeline Guardino Carpenter, Joseph Guardino, James Guardino, and  Salvator “Sam” Guardino.

There will be no calling hours.

A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at St. Anthony’s Church. Entombment will follow in Glenwood Mausoleum.

Contributions may be made to St. Anthony’s Church, 123 So. Massey Street, Watertown, NY 13601.

Arrangements are with D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc.

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