WILMINGTON, MA — On January 23rd, 2019, a little bit of color went out of the world as friends and family of longtime Wilmington resident Carl Guarino said goodbye to a great father, husband, brother, uncle, friend, artist and Marine.
Carl was born in East Boston in 1947, the oldest son of the late Angelo Guarino and Raffaela (Barisano) Guarino. Upon graduation from Wilmington High School, Carl served proudly as a Corporal in the United States Marines in Vietnam.
Upon his return home, Carl worked in elevator construction and as a mechanic in some of Boston’s most iconic buildings, and could sometimes be found taking photos and sunbathing on roofs high above the city. In later years, he worked as a state elevator inspector.
In his free time, Carl was a talented artist and music lover, a teller of great stories, and an excellent cook. He loved spending time in nature and at the beach — preferably somewhere warm and sunny — and documenting his adventures with photos. Carl made a friend out of everyone he met, and will be remembered always as loyal, generous, and fun loving — quick to share a story, a smoke and a good laugh.
Those who were lucky enough to call him family include his children, Jason Guarino and his wife Dianna and Lisa (Guarino) Roy and her husband Geary all of Tewksbury, wife Carol M. McMillan Guarino and stepchildren Doria Maselli, of Olympia, WA, Nicholas Maselli and his wife Angela of Winchester, and Wendy Maselli of Wilmington, brother Mark Guarino and his wife Rosann of Wilmington, sister the late Cynthia Guarino, grandchildren Jared, Isabell, Jacob and Sarina, niece Tarryn Guarino and her wife Dede and nephew Evan Guarino. Carl is also survived by many dear friends.
Carl was a bright spark who brought a little bit of magic and fun to everyone he met. He led a life full of adventure and love, and left us all with our own great stories to tell. Until we meet again – shine on you crazy diamond.
Family and friends gathered at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, January 26th for Visitation followed by a Celebration of Life which concluded with Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Carl’s memory may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital, with “In Memory of Carl Guarino” in the memo line and mailed to Massachusetts General Hospital, c/o Development Office, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)
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