RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Giocomo L. “Jack” Guardi, 95, a World War II Navy veteran and retired dairy farmer, passed away peacefully Monday evening Dec. 4, 2017, at his home, with his family by his side.
He was born on Nov. 15, 1922, in Deerfield, Oneida County, a son of the late Giocomo and Joseppina Genovese Guardi. He was raised and educated in Saquoit. He served during World War II as a seaman, first class.
On Feb. 7, 1948, he married the former Helen E. Goering in Annunciation Parish, Clarks Mills, a loving union of 69 years. In 1970, he and Helen moved to Richfield Springs, where he had operated a fruit stand and sold used cars.
He was a member of the National Farmers Organization, Richfield Springs Vets Club, the former Richfield Grange and St. Joseph the Worker Church in Richfield Springs.
Jack had a love for farming and tractors. He was a friend to many and will never be forgotten.
Surviving him are, his wife Helen; a son Jude Thaddeus Guardi of Richfield Springs; three daughters, Nancy Renwick of Taberg, Darlene Wolford and her husband Paul of Mohawk, Gina Thompson of Salisbury Center; two brothers, Rosario Guardi of Richmond, Va., and John Guardi of West Winfield; many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren also many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James Anthony Guardi; a daughter, Joanne Schramm; two brothers, Salvatore and Peter Guardi, and four sisters, Mary Gately, Congetta, Josephine and Virginia Guardi.
Calling hours will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James Street, Richfield Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph the Worker Church,35 Canadarago St., Richfield Springs, with the Rev. Silvastar Sarihadula, pastor, officiating.
Interment with Military Honors will take place this spring in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.