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GUIDO, MARY CARMELA

Posted By Whitney & Murphy On March 9, 2015 @ 11:14 am In Obituary | 21 Comments

GUIDO,

Mary Guido aka “Funseeker” of Phoenix, passed away March 6, 2015. She was born Mary Maurizi on March 16, 1932, the daughter of Italian immigrants.  She was treasured by her parents and three brothers and grew into both an industrious and beautiful woman in Chicago, Illinois. She married Anthony N. Guido in 1952 and started their family in Maywood, Illinois. Mary and Tony moved out west to Phoenix, AZ in 1958. She raised a boisterous and successful family and built a business with her husband that continues to thrive in Phoenix today. She cultivated a wonderful circle of friends and maintained lifelong relationships that now span generations. Mary was a faithful St. Thomas parishioner for 57 years and was instrumental in the growth and development of their Women’s Sodality, school, and church community. Mary’s legacy continues through her loving family and devoted friends. She is survived by her five children and seven grandchildren. Mary was known for her generous spirit, superb scrabble skills and love of travel. Many will remember her organizing fabulous Fun Nights and hosting elaborate parties. Whether it was a holiday or not, there was always cause for celebration when Mary was around. She will be dearly missed for her positive outlook on life, her sense of humor, the support she was always eager to lend others, and constantly sharing whatever song was currently in her heart. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 PM with a Rosary at 7:00 PM Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.   Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM, Friday, March 13th, 2015 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix. All are invited to the Interment at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery and a luncheon to follow.  


Condolences for the family of “GUIDO, MARY CARMELA”

Condolence from Gloria Heuser on March 9th, 2015 12:10 pm

She had the brightest smile. It was always a pleasure talking to Mrs. Guido. My condolences to the family.

Condolence from Diane Weidert on March 9th, 2015 3:49 pm

Aunt Mary lived life to the fullest! So many memories that her family will have. She will be missed! RIP Aunt Mary.

Condolence from Jo Ellen Guido Norbutas on March 9th, 2015 4:01 pm

My love, thoughts and prayers to the family. I will always remember the fun times from childhood to,adult, our great trips the last being a cruise to France, England and Ireland. She was always laughing, smiling and wanting to do. I will never forget our infamous trip to California when I was a teen. may she rest in peace along with Uncle Tony. I know she is in heaven giving all the Guido brothers a hard time.

Condolence from Ron Hunt on March 9th, 2015 4:11 pm

She was a great lady and there will always be an empty spot in my heart. My condolences to the family.

Condolence from Rick Goldman on March 9th, 2015 4:18 pm

sorry to hear about your loss of your mom Mary Guido,

Condolence from Jim Guido on March 9th, 2015 4:37 pm

I will treasure memories of get togethers with Aunt Mary and even hiking Squaw Peak with her and her children. It was Mary that predicted all of us Guidos moving out to beautiful Phoenix, which of course did happen.
I will miss her “light up the room”smile!

My condolences to Anthony, Marielena, Catherine, Danny and Jeanette.
Love to all,
Jim Guido and family

Condolence from Theresa {DiJulio } Malunowicz on March 9th, 2015 4:49 pm

The Gudio’s , even saying their name makes you Smile. Mary was a Great friend to the St. Thomas Family. As well as our’s. Our family grew up with theirs. The had as many kids as us. LOL Mrs. Gudio always made each guest feel welcomed in her home. and Mary threw my Aunt Fay a bacheloret Party that we still talk about. All of Marys children were very to have such a Beautiful Loving Mother. She will be missed, Prayers for you all. Love T.T.

Condolence from Mimi Nelson on March 9th, 2015 5:42 pm

I have many fond memories of Mary and the whole Guido family. Growing up next door to them was FUN! Their household was filled with the wonderful aromas of Mary’sItalian dishes.

I am so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from wendy on March 9th, 2015 9:34 pm

My condolences to the Guido family during this difficult time. God Bless.

Condolence from Joe Brucato on March 10th, 2015 5:13 am

An amazing woman , strong, beautiful and always full of excitement! A wonderful Aunt. She will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Louann Gigante on March 10th, 2015 9:59 am

She was a beautiful woman with a huge heart and always made me feel like part of the family. I am blessed to have known her and enjoyed our fun times together. Much love to all the family.

Condolence from Lisa (Guido) Neumann on March 10th, 2015 11:58 am

So sorry for your loss. Aunt Mary will be very missed. She always made me feel so loved and welcome at big family get togethers. She was a wonderful lady I was proud to be related to.

Condolence from Mari Riffey on March 10th, 2015 6:29 pm

My condolences to the family. Aunt Mary’s beautiful smile and zest for life will be missed. I remember how she always made my visits to Az. A celebration. We live you aunt Mary.

Condolence from Anna Heinle Rodriguez on March 10th, 2015 6:32 pm

Mrs. Guido was always fun, happy and full of life. I asked her to be my Godmother for Confirmation, and was blessed when she agreed. She was my Mom’s best friend for many, many, years and our families were inseparable. I will never forget the bridge parties in our living room, Halloween candy swaps and family celebrations for Thanksgiving especially. She was the best Girl Scout leader! Memories of her will always bring smiles. I hope your memories comfort you. Hugs to all the Guidos and to your extended families.

Condolence from CAROL WOODWARD on March 10th, 2015 9:54 pm

MariElena and family, I am so sad to hear of the passing of your beloved mother and grandmother. I know how much you loved this very special lady. She taught you all values that you carry on and will carry on, and that is how to be a friend to all and contribute to your community. xoxox

Condolence from Gregory and Suzah on March 11th, 2015 11:00 pm

Hello Dearest Jeannette!

Our love and blessings go out to you, Blessed Mary, and all of your family in this time of transition. We immediately grew to love Mary and treasured the time we got to spend with her here in Sedona. We are honored and Blessed to be touched by you and her.

Infinite love to you. We look forward to seeing you down the road a bit!

Gregory and Suzha

Condolence from Mary Heinle Anderson on March 12th, 2015 8:53 am

I remember being part of your family for as long as I have memory. Mrs. Guido has always been such a fun part of that be it cooking her fabulous lasagna, playing cards in the summer as the fourth hand in bridge camping at Oak Creek or just being part of the herd of kids that was always welcome at her house. I have always read her gravestone when visiting my Mom’s grave. Even though I am unable to attend I will always remember her laugh and smile as I know she wanted.
Love and hugs to all of you!

Condolence from Ernest Maurizi on March 12th, 2015 4:52 pm

My Dear Aunt,mentor,pal your smile always carried the day.

Condolence from Enza Maurizi on March 12th, 2015 4:58 pm

I will always remember you as the grand dame of the cream of wheat stage.We love you.

Condolence from Eric Lander on March 13th, 2015 6:30 pm

Dan, my thoughts and prays go out to you and your family over the lose of your mother. Though I never met her, you spoke of her often and with fondness.

Condolence from Louise Oliverio & Brad Davis on March 16th, 2015 11:22 pm

Mary Guido has been in the lives of the Oliverio family since1960. Thanks to Mary our family left San Francisco and moved to Phoenix. We have always been grateful for the wonderful times our families have shared together. We will sincerely miss her fun-loving and caring spirit.
We will always remember Mary when playing Mexican Train. She was the “Queen of Games”!

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