Carmen R. Guido Sr., 85, a resident of Windsor Locks since 1942, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.
Born on March 17, 1927, in Manchester, he was the son of the late Alfonso and Nancy (Camposeo) Guido, and the loving husband to Blanche (Hamel) Guido. Carmen was an outstanding athlete inducted into the Windsor Locks Sports Hall of Fame. He also was an accomplished artist. He began working for Montgomery Co. on Main Street in Windsor Locks, until he was drafted in 1951 into the armed services. He was a member of the Connecticut State Foot Guard and a veteran of the United States Army
, serving his country during the Korean Conflict
. During his military service, Carmen saw action as a combat medic and was promoted to a staff sergeant. After being discharged from the Army, he returned to his employment at Montgomery Co. and retired in 1986. Carmen will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.
Besides his wife, Blanche, Carmen is survived by his loving children, Janet Gwara of Windsor Locks, Linda A. Lang of South Windsor, Norman Baillargeon, and his wife, Suzanne, of Suffield, and Carmen Guido Jr. of San Diego, Calif.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Carmen was predeceased by his son, Roger Baillargeon, three brothers, Angelo, Joseph, and Dominic, his twin.
Visitation hours will be on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St., Windsor Locks. A funeral service will be at 6:30 p.m.
Burial will be on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at noon at Saint Patrick King Street, Cemetery, Enfield. A procession will gather by 11:30 a.m. at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Mary Church, 42 Spring St., Windsor Locks.
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