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Daniel L. Guidera

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Daniel L. Guidera 84 a resident of Bellingham since 1976, died peacefully at his home Monday February 15, 2010. He was the husband ofSigrid M. (Palmer) Guidera. Born in County Laois, Ireland, Oct. 6, 1925 a son of the late Patrick and Ellen (Dowling) Guidera, he came to the United States in 1934, and first settled with his family in Brooklyn, NY. He was educated in New York, and was a 1943 graduate of Ft. Hamilton High School. Mr. Guidera was the retired state sales manager for Mass. & Rhode Island for the Pabst Brewing Co. where he worked for more than 36 years. He served in the US Army during WW II. Serving in the military police, he attained the rank of sergeant, and was awarded the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, the WW II Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged in May 1946. He was a member of the Franklin Lodge of Elks, and was a communicant of St. Brendan's Church. He also enjoyed sports and reading. He was a past member of Phil Sheridan Council # 908 Knights of Columbus in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. & Mrs. Guidera were married in the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Brooklyn, NY on Nov. 15, 1958, and celebrated their 51st anniversary last year. Surviving in addition to his wife is a son: Daniel P. Guidera of Northhampton, three daughters: Diane M. Ortiz and her husband Thomas of Yardley, PA, Deirdre A. Gallagher and her husband Michael of Northborough, Delia Palmborg of Wrentham, two brothers: Andrew J. & Joseph P. Guidera, two sisters: Maryanne Smith & Catherine Craven all of Staten Island, NY, seven grandchildren: Andrea, Brian, & Daniel Palmborg, Erin & Elise Gallagher, Julia & Jackson Ortiz. He was also the brother of the late Ellen Hogan. The Guidera family would like to thank and acknowledge all the kindness and care given to Daniel during his illness. by Dr. Mona Kaddis and the staff at the Dana Farber/Brigham & Women's Cancer Center in Milford. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral with military honors Sat. at 9:15AM from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. with a funeral Mass in St. Brendan's Church, Bellingham at 10 AM. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Franklin. Calling hours are Friday 2-4 & 6-9 PM. The Franklin Lodge of Elks will conduct a Lodge of Sorrows Service at the funeral home Friday at 7PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory sent to Dana Farber/Brigham & Women's Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center 20 Prospect St. Milford, MA 01757 would be appreciated.

Published in The Country Gazette from Feb. 17 to Feb. 24, 2010
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