Carmine Robert Guinta, 76
Proud veteran; doo-wop enthusiast, avid Yankees fan
Devoted beloved family man and proud veteran, Carmine Robert Guinta, passed on Sept. 5, 2020, after a brief illness.
Carmine was born and lived in Staten Island until 2002, where he moved and settled in Toms River, N.J., with his wife, Lorraine. A New Dorp High School graduate, Carmine enjoyed lengthy careers as a N.Y.C. sanitation worker, an award winning Met Life Insurance agent, and lastly, his favorite, a school bus driver, first in Staten Island with Pioneer Transportation, and finally with Berkeley Township in New Jersey.
Carmine was a proud member of his local veteran group, George P. Vanderveer American Legion Post 129.
Carmine had a great love for DooWops music and anything Elvis. In the 80's, he was famous for his DooWops customized license plate. All his children's friends wanted a ride, with music blaring, in the "DooWops Mobile"
Carmine was a die-hard Yankees fan his entire life. He was always proud to show off an entire room he had dedicated to all things Yankees. He never missed an opportunity to jokingly tell a "Mutts" fan they were rooting for the wrong team.
Carmine's greatest love was for his family. He was happiest spending time with them whether it was on vacation, sitting around a table, or even speaking on the phone. He absolutely lived for his family.
Always kind, always gentle, always loving, Carmine will forever be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Carmine was predeceased by his parents, Carmine and Florence Guinta.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Lorraine (nee DeRosa); his daughters Anne, Laurie, and Chrissy; his brothers, Peter (Mary), Anthony (Penny), and Fred (Carol); 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2 to 4 p.m., at DeGraff Lakehurst Funeral Home in Lakehurst, N.J. Mass will be held on Friday, Sept.18, 11:30 a.m., at St Ann's Church on Cromwell Ave. in Staten Island, N.Y. Burial Service will follow the Mass at Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Carmine's honor to: George P. Vanderveer American Legion Post 129, 2025 Church Road, Toms River, N.J. 08753, website: ALPost129.org
DeGraff Lakehurst Funeral Home
119 Union Ave.
Lakehurst, N.J. 08733