Guglielmi, Pierino “Perry”

July 3rd, 2010

Pierino D. “Perry” Guglielmi, age 69, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 3, 2010, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Perry was born in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy, on January 12, 1941, he was the cherished son of Yolanda (DeAcetis) and the late Arturo Guglielmi of Malden. Perry moved with his family to America at the age of 14 and was raised in the North End of Boston. Following High School, Perry joined the Army National Guard during the Vietnam era.

Perry founded Circle Auto Body in Everett many years ago, he worked hard an built a successful business, Perry was still the proprietor at the time of his death.

Perry was dearly loved by his family and friends, he will be fondly remembered for his love of animals, his talent at country western dancing, his work ethic, and his devotion to his family. He was kind, compassionate, helpful, and very proud to be an American.

Perry is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years Julie A. (Morgan) Guglielmi of Wilmington, he was the devoted father of Jason Guglielmi of Everett and Jamie Bowman & her husband Stephen of Winchester, dear brother of Nino Guglielmi of Saugus, Evo Guglielmi, and Lidia Marcella & her husband Tony all of Malden, uncle of Joseph Marcella, Paula Marcella, Michael Guglielmi, and Larena (Guglielmi) Cotter, step-grandfather of Jordan Bowman, son-in-law of Leon and Rosalie Auger of Medford, brother-in-law of James and Dianna Morgan of Ohio, Perry is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Family and friends will gathered for a Funeral Service which was celebrated by Fr. Phillip Early at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, July 7th at 10:00 a.m. Interment took place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Perry’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


6 Entries in Guest Book for “Guglielmi, Pierino “Perry””

  1. Julie Pupa says:

    Julie, Jamie, and Jason-

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’m glad that I got to meet your husband/father on several occasions throughout our friendship. I’m most happy that I got to see Jamie and Perry doing their “father/daughter” dance at Jamie’s wedding reception. It truly was a special moment. It was nice to see Julie and Perry dancing at their daughter Jamie’s wedding as well. I know it’s hard, but try to reflect upon all the good times and great memories you’ve shared together as a family. Those memories will live on in all of you forever. So long as you keep the memories alive-Perry will always be alive inside your hearts and thoughts forever.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time

    Julie, Mary, Wayne, and Chrisitan

  2. Natalie DeLaria says:

    Jamie, Jason, and Julie, I am so sorry to hear about Perry’s passing. I always felt welcome with all of you and miss you very much. God bless,
    Natalie DeLaria

  3. Joe Steele says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Perry’s passing. I didn’t know until today. Julie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He was one of a kind. His love of dance and his willingness to share his love will be long remembered. I will miss him. He lit up a room when he walked in. Please accept my condolences and if you need anything please let me know.

  4. Trisha says:

    The dance world lost a great person. You were a great dancer and I’m sure you are dancing up in heaven. You will be missed by all. Rest In Peace Perry

  5. Betty Gibson says:

    Dearest Julie. I just saw this forwarded email from Charlie Varney. We have been vacationing. I am so sorry this has happened and that have to endure this. Bob and I send our love and condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Gibsons

  6. Kim Warbin DeSantis says:

    Larena – I just found out about your uncle today. I can’t believe over a month has passed and I’m finding out so late. My deepest sympathy to you and the family. Must’ve been a terrible shock to you all. Will keep you in my prayers.

    Kim Warbin DeSantis

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