Mary O. Guerrina

April 22, 1921 - January 15, 2016 Oxford, PA | Age 94 Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend

MARY O. GUERRINA, age 94, of Oxford, PA, formerly of Avondale, PA, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016 at Ware Presbyterian Village. She was the wife of Louis E. Guerrina who passed away in 2012, and with whom she shared 70 years of marriage.
Born in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Bartolomeo and Maria Baccino Olivieri.
Mary was a homemaker, a very giving person, who enjoyed cooking, gardening, painting, entertaining and being with her family and friends.
She was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church in Avondale, PA. and the Kennett Senior Center.
Mary is survived by two daughters, Marie Guerrina of Avondale, PA and Rita Tattersall and her husband, Tom, of Landenberg, PA; one brother, Joe Olivieri of Avondale, PA; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews..

She was predeceased by one son, Louis E. Guerrina, Jr. and one brother, Frank Olivieri.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 10:00 to 11:00 on Wednesday morning, January 20, 2016 at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41), Avondale, PA. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square, PA.
In memory of Mary a contribution may be made to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, PO Box 709, Avondale, PA 19311

Online condolences may be made by visiting
Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

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St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church

P.O. Box 709
Avondale, PA 19311



January 20, 2016 10:00-11:00 St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church
8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41)
Avondale, PA

Funeral Mass

January 20, 2016 11:00 St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church
8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41)
Avondale, PA


January 20, 2016 Following the Mass St. Patrick's Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA


  1. Dear Marie and Rita,

    I am so sorry for your loss. What wonderful memories you both must have of your Mom. I always stopped to look at her paintings hung in the hallways at the Ware Presbyterian Village. She truly was talented.

    Norma Cole

    Norma Cole | January 25, 2016 at 1:55 PM
  2. Dear Joe, Marie, and Rita and family,

    I was so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing, I’ll always remember what a special friendship she and my mother had. I’m sure they’re together again, laughing and talking.

    Jeanie Feliciani Lamb | January 21, 2016 at 8:09 PM
  3. Marie & Rita: I can remember many visits of your mom & dad to our home on Miller’s Hill over the years. Your mother was a truly lovely person, kind & generous. Although she has now passed on, you both had many wonderful years with a great mom. My thoughts are with you both as they were when your brother Lou passed.

    Richard Bozzone | January 21, 2016 at 12:46 PM
  4. My deepest sympathy to all Mary’s loved ones, and my prayers are with you. Mary really loved her family, which you could sense the family had the same genuine love for her. Mary’s hospitality was the greatest, which she went beyond 120% to satisfy your needs. Mary carried many crosses in the last few years, but now Mary is walking and dancing in heaven. May God bless her always!

    Terry Pia | January 19, 2016 at 7:50 PM
  5. My deepest sympathy to the family, and my prayers are definitely with you. Mary truly loved her family, and the family demonstrated their love in the same way. Mary’s hospitality was so great when you visited her, which you always felt so welcomed and comfortable. Mary carried many crosses in the last few years, but now she is walking and dancing in heaven. May God bless Mary always!

    Terry Pia | January 19, 2016 at 6:03 PM
  6. Rita,
    I’m so very sorry to read the sad news of your Mom’s passing. I know how dedicated you have been to her health, wellbeing and comfort. It was always a pleasure to see you both when visiting my parents at Ware. Your mother will surely be missed – such a beautiful lady.
    Sending my prayers to you and your entire family,
    Christine Hopkins Rizzotte

    Christine Hopkins Rizzotte | January 19, 2016 at 4:53 PM
  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Mary was a wonderful friend and neighbor. We have so many cherished memories. We will never forget her kindness and thoughtfulness to everyone she met. We are truly blessed and thankful to have known Mary.

    Lynn and Jeff

    Lynn and Jeff Lucht | January 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM
  8. Marie, Rita & Family,
    My most sincere condolences.
    May you find solace in each other and the fond memories.
    Joe Donohoe
    Lewes, DE

    Joe Donohoe | January 18, 2016 at 3:31 PM
  9. You will be my “ooooo Mary” forever!!

    Bridget Norris | January 17, 2016 at 7:09 PM
  10. I am so very sorry for her passing. She was such a great lady! I love her and will miss her very much.

    Jaime Straub | January 17, 2016 at 6:41 PM

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