Michael Guadano, 91, died on March 11, 2013. He was the beloved husband for 51 years to the late Nancy (Abato) Guadano.
He was born on June 18, 1921, in New Haven, and served as a sergeant with the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II
. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts at the University of Connecticut, a Master of Arts at Harvard University
, and PhD at the University of Connecticut. In Connecticut, he taught French and Spanish at the high school and community college levels and served as head of the language department at Manchester High School. He had also served as director of foreign languages at Braintree High School in Massachusetts. He was able to pursue his lifelong love of fishing in New Hampshire, where he built a cottage on a lake. He also enjoyed skiing, golfing, and fishing at a family vacation home in Vermont, which he helped build. During retirement, he perfected his chess and pool playing and traveled to Spain, Italy, and the West Coast.
He is survived by three children, Susan Gessay, and her husband, John, of South Yarmouth, Arthur Guadano, and his wife, Andrea, of Durham, N.H., and Michael Guadano, and his wife, Tracy, of Sedro Wooley, Wash. He also leaves seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his dear friend, Bridget Donovan. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sandra Guadano; and brothers, Arthur and Robert Guadano.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 19, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Morris, O'Connor, & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth, Mass. A funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at Saint Pius X Church, Station Avenue, South Yarmouth. Burial with military honors will be at Massachusetts National Cemetery.
Gifts in his memory may be made to Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601; or to the
, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.