Carl Guarino

January 24th, 2019

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.


21 Entries in Guest Book for “Carl Guarino”

  1. Karen B. Gordinas says:

    Mark, Rosanne, Jason and Lisa,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin, Carl. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    My daughter Kerry and I share in your grief and send our love to all of you.

    Love, Cousin Karen

  2. Thomas Dodge says:

    My Condolences to the Guarino family. Carlo was an incredible human being and a great friend. I had some of my best times with him working. Always upbeat no matter what was going on in his life. Rest In Peace my Friend

  3. George dahlquist supervisor says:

    Carl semper go man one marine to another I and all will miss you. you and I worked together rode together laughed together many years. Save me a seat when you get up there and we will do it again. Rest In Peace man marine brothers GOD BLESS.

  4. George dahlquist supervisor says:

    Semper fi brother god bless

  5. Debra Sherriff says:

    Thinking of you yesterday coming upon your awesome
    artwork from the card I had received from you.
    Proud to have known you as well as shared a birthday with you.
    23rd also husband Glen’s birthday.
    God Bless Carl and his family xoxo

  6. Pierre allain says:

    A smal man with a big heart, Carl you will be missed

  7. Stephen Sampson says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Guarino family. The quite man that you where, a gentlemen to everyone with very special talents. I absolutely loved working with you and truly will be missed by all. Carl, thank you for everything you did for all of us. God Bless You.


    We are so sorry to hear about Carl’s passing. He will be missed. Our prayers are with you and the whole family.

  9. michael obrien says:

    My sincerest condolences , The man always made me smile and had great laughs , he will be missed ,now he gets to hang with the man above.
    Peace and love, Mike

  10. Peter Kearney says:

    Carl you and my dad use to always play the same trick of being the small guy in the room when it so obvious as soon as you spoke you where the biggest man In the room RiP my GOOD FREIND ps say hellow my dad

  11. Thomas Silk says:

    Rest easy my friend,and know we will all miss you

  12. Dave Hovey says:

    We started our post military careers together. Our path crossed frequently. We shared experiences assisted and advised each other. A true friend, union brother and strong Marine. Semper fi!

  13. Janet Moore McManus says:

    Sincere condolences to the Guarino Family. It is never easy to lose a loved one. Your memories with Carl will live on and help you through. He is a very memorable man.

  14. Marc Labonte says:

    To my good buddy and my first mechanic in the elevator trade. Lots of great memories of working and learning from you. Great heart and even better friend. Will miss you my friend

  15. Phil Hatding says:

    Rest easy brother we had a lot of fun with you at Harbor Towers Job God Bless

  16. LouAnn Rice says:

    Carl, there was never anyone that met you that wasn’t instantly at ease. Shortly thereafter they were pleasured by your kindness or tickled by your humor, most likely both. You were as the world should be. You are “Good Religion”. Spending time with you was always so easy. So much to discuss, imagine, paint, build, do, see, love and laugh about. You have left a lasting loving spirit with all you have come in contact with, and for this we are forever grateful. I’ve known you for 50 years and certain I speak for all that have ever known you when I say that you will be so sorely missed.

  17. Bob Gass says:

    When I think of you I smile

  18. Tom Conway says:

    It was an honor to know you as a Constructor and as an Inspector. You served your Family, your Union brothers, the Commonwealth and your Country with exemplary devotion. We all marvel at the quiet courage and unshakable faith you displayed deploying on your final mission. Thank You for being my friend. God’s Speed, Semper Fi.

  19. Jorge Gomez says:

    Carlito, it was awesome and a pleasure knowing you, Thank you for everything you did for us. You, Your stories, your jokes, will always live in our hearts! When I knew I was going to see you or work with you…. I knew it was going to be an awesome day! We will miss you!

  20. Jane Kroll Manuel says:

    My condolences to Carls family and all those who knew him now and in the past. He will be missed but his memories of the great person he was will always hold a place in our hearts. RIP Carl

  21. Kirk Anderson says:

    Good man. Good friend. Rest In Peace

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