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Eleanor  S. (DeStefano)  Guerino

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“Dearest Paul and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I know how much you loved her and she was truly blessed with a loving family...Read More »
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“Paul and familyI am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She will always be with you and your brothers in all the special memories you...Read More »
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“Paul,So sorry for your Loss ”
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“Dear Paul and Family:John and I are very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are sorry...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Leanne Cataldo - Lakeville, MA

“Dear Paul and family- The love of a mother is unique and eternal. I hope she will always be with you and your family in your memories, photos/videos,...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Raphaela Miller - boston, MA

“So very sorry for your loss. ”
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“Paul I am sorry to read about your mother´s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. ”
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Eleanor S. (DeStefano) Guerino, of Waltham, formerly of Watertown, died Friday, August 6, 2021 in Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. She was 101.

She was born on May 23, 1920 in Watertown one of ten children to the late Italian immigrants Joseph and Vincenza (Marini) DeStefano. Raised and educated in Watertown she married John J. 'Doc' Guerino on August 18, 1946. 'Doc' died on October 29, 2008 and Eleanor moved to Waltham eleven years ago.

In earlier years she worked at Raytheon Corporation before staying at home to raise her family...the role she loved most being mother and grandmother. Dubbed a 'fashionista' she was always dressed for the occasion. She had a knack and talent for decorating. Eleanor was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in West Newton.

Wife of the late John J. 'Doc' Guerino she was predeceased by her grandson, John Guerino and siblings, Joseph, Albert, Frank, Domenic, Frederick and Lawrence DeStefano, Mary Annese and Lucy Chaisson

She leaves her sons, Basil J. Guerino (Carol Montgomery) of Peabody, Paul A. Guerino of Waltham and Gary J. Guerino (Robin Hoffman) of Waltham; grandmother of Eric Guerino (Kimberly), Kristie Rabideau (Christopher); great-grandmother of Steven, Austin, Erica, Christopher and Jax; her sister, Antoinette Rogers of Concord; also survived by many nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Eleanor's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, August 9th from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. before leaving in procession to Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge where her graveside service will be held at 11 a.m.

Memorials in her name may be made to American Cancer Society, Framingham, PO Box 1120, Framingham, MA 01701 or Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.