portrait picture for Mildred Federici Guarino

Wake: Friends may call on Monday, May 19, 2014 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Monday in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk. Burial: Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk. Donations: Contributions in her name may be made to: The Marvin Assisted Living, 60 Gregory Blvd., Norwalk, CT 06855.

Mildred Federici Guarino


January 26, 1920 - May 8, 2014

Mildred Federici Guarino, 94, of Norwalk, wife of both the late Anthony Federici and the late Anthony Guarino, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 in the Norwalk Hospital.  Born January 26, 1920 in Norwalk, CT, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Testa Catena.

A life-long Norwalk resident, Mrs. Guarino worked as an Operator for Holson Co. for many years. She loved to cook for her family and to share personal recipes with them.

Mrs. Guarino is survived by her daughter Phyllis LaRusso and her husband William of Norwalk, her two sons Anthony Federici and his wife Lynn and John Federici and his wife Candace, and by her sister Mary Catena, all of Norwalk.

Mrs. Guarino is also survived by her 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren: Billy LaRusso (Linda) and his children Shay Lynn and Skylar; John LaRusso and his son John Jr.; Lynn Tischo (John) and their children John, Alex and Chris; Jason (Kris) Federici and their children Reilly and Kieran; Matthew Federici (Alison) and their children Abigail, Hannah and Emily; David Federici (Corinne) and their children Dylan and Tyler; and Jessica Hajj (Justin) and their son Jack.

Friends may call on Monday, May 19, 2014 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Monday in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

Contributions in her name may be made to: The Marvin Assisted Living, 60 Gregory Blvd., Norwalk, CT 06855.

  1. On behalf of everyone at The Marvin, I want to extend our condolences. Mildred was part of The Marvin family for over 10 years and we will certainly miss her. We are so pleased that she was able to truly make The Marvin her home. Her sister Mary Catena is still at The Marvin and we will continue to do all we can to provide her the love and support that she will be missing with Mildred’s passing. Mildred’s entire extended family was part of The Marvin family and all our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Mary R. Windt, Executive Director

    May 9, 2014
    Mary R Windt -
  • John and Family
    Please accept our condolences. I know Mom was a special Lady and I know John you made her proud.
    I know you are aware that we have been visiting The Marvin once a month for the past year and a half and
    trying our best to put a smile on the face of the residents…..and Mom was one of them. Mildred is now at
    rest amd peace and she will always be in our prayers.

    May 12, 2014
    Dr. Michael and Karen Intrieri -
  • Phyllis, Anthony , John and family,

    My sincere condolences on the passing of your mom and my Aunt Millie. So many fond memories of the early years at 7 Wall Street and her gentle warmth and smile. I am glad I got to talk to Aunt Millie these past years while visiting my Aunt Eleanor there before her passing and it was like time stood still and it brought back all the memories of her, Uncle Anthony, and cousins Anthony, Johnny and Phyllis. Your mom’s passing truly represents the end of an era. May she rest in peace.

    May 14, 2014
    Freddy DeVito, nephew -
  • Phyllis and Family,

    You know how I feel. Your Mom was a very special person to me. I had the BLESSED opportunity of knowing your mom and just think – heaven just received one of the most special angels. I think about the chats we have had and the beans and potatoes she would make for us coupled with her famous cookies. When walking down the hallway, I could always smell her gravy and baked goods…Often put a smile on my face……….Always in the morning when I came to work before knocking on her door, I could hear mass on her TV and her repeating what the priest was saying………She did not want to be bothered when mass was on…
    I am so blessed that I was able to spend time with her . I have learned life-long lessons through her kindness and in her memory, I will walk through life with a bigger heart.
    Through my faith, I know she is in a better place and what a wonderful thing to fall asleep and wake up in her heavenly father’s arms………….I will truly miss her, BUT I am happy she is where she is suppose to be.
    Just think, we will have an angel surrounding us and one day we shall meet her again…

    Love
    Chris

    May 15, 2014
    Christina Francello, close frined -
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