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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:

DeGraff Lakehurst Funeral Home
119 Union Ave.
Lakehurst, N.J. 08733
(732) 657-7868

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Published in Staten Island Advance on Sep. 13, 2020.
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September 16, 2020
What a very sad loss. I met Carmine one year ago, from Chesterfield Lane. He & Lorraine made me feel very welcome being their new neighbor. There was always a smile on his face, and was quite the character. I will miss him very much, especially when he would yell from across the street "hey, you want to wash my car next?!" or simply driving by in his car & always waving with his big smile. Prayers to his family, Lori Cattano.
Lori Cattano
September 14, 2020
Brothers are a precious gift that only our parents can give us. Rest In Peace dear Brother with Mom & Dad. Until we meet again..... Forever in Our Hearts
Freddy & Carol
September 14, 2020
Dear Freddy and family,
Although the years go by, the friendship forged by our parents will always live on. My deepest sympathy to you, your brothers and Carmine's family.
Gary Gugliada
Gary Gugliada
September 14, 2020
Carmine was a great guy with a heart of gold. He will be missed.
September 13, 2020
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Fred Guinta
September 13, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 13, 2020
In loving memory of my brother and loving uncle. Rest easy with the angels. Hug mom and dad for us.
Peter Guinta
September 13, 2020
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September 13, 2020
Carmine was my family’s insurance man and he was wonderful. Always professional and kind. A stand-up guy. We send his wife and family our sincere condolences. May the Lords perpetual light shine upon him for eternity.
Vivian Nicolosi Trapani
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