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Virginia T. (Rahilly) Guarente

A Graveside Service was held privately on Wednesday, October 27th at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody, for Virginia T. (Rahilly) Guarente, who died on Thursday, October 21st at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers following a brief illness, she was 82 years old.

Virginia was born in Winthrop raised & educated in Revere. She was an alumna of Revere High School. Virginia married Frederic G. Guarente, and the couple remained in Revere where they raised their 2 children. She worked as a secretary for many years for Dr. Leo P. Benecchi for many years. In 1995, Virginia & her husband moved to Saugus, where she had remained. Virginia was a dedicated wife mother & grandmother. She loved her family more than anything.

She is the beloved wife of the late Deacon Frederic G. Guarente. Loving & proud mother of Dr. John F. Guarente, DMD & wife Barabra and Paula A. Kalton & husband Drew H., all of Saugus. Cherished grandmother of Jason F. Guarente & wife Sarah of Haverhill, Matthew E. Guarente & wife Maria of Haverhill, Katrina T. Shea & husband Harry of Salem, Ryan D. Kalton & Eric G. Kalton, both of Saugus. Dear sister of the late Jeremiah J. Rahilly. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.


Funeral Services were held privately.

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  1. Richard L. Guarente
    Nov 5 2021

    My condolences John and Paula including family and friends of Aunt Virginia. I will remember the many memories at family gatherings which I will cherish forever.

    Cousin Ricky

  2. Marguerite Bova
    Oct 31 2021

    Deacon Guarente was one of my favorite people. May they walk together in Paradise. . God bless and be with you all. With admiration and love

  3. Ernest Tourigney
    Oct 31 2021

    The Guarente family will always have a special place in my heart during my ministry in Revere. Words are inadequate to express how
    our relationship blossomed and grew over those years and beyond with warm memories of both Fred and Virginia as well as the entire family.
    My wish would be to join you not only in bereavement but in celebration of friends once met but never forgotten. Age (87) makes that nearly impossible but know I stand beside you as you release your mom into the hands of a loving God to join the man who was her chosen love in this life and now in the next. You will be in my prayers
    Much Love, Fr T

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