Ar­lene Guar­ino Au­gust 24, 1932 - Oc­to­ber 12, 2020

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Hil­ton Head Is­land, South Carolina - Ar­lene Joan Guar­ino, born Au­gust 24, 1932, in Sch­enec­tady, New York, to Lot­tie Vic­to­ria Wo­j­ci­cki, passed away peace­fully, sur­rounded by her fam­ily, on Oc­to­ber 12, 2020, in Hil­ton Head, South Carolina. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Wil­bur H. Lynch High School in Am­s­ter­dam, New York, Ar­lene was em­ployed as an ad­min­is­tra­tive as­sis­tant at Bigelow San­ford, also in Am­s­ter­dam. On April 26, 1953, Ar­lene mar­ried the love of her life, Vin­cent Guar­ino, and was a sup­port­ive wife as he es­tab­lished Greno In­dus­tries, in Sco­tia, New York, in 1961. An ac­tive mem­ber of The Ju­nior Cen­tury Club in Am­s­ter­dam, Ar­lene loved life. She was an avid golfer, ten­nis player, and bowler, and was happy trav­el­ing, danc­ing, and din­ing out with fam­ily and friends. Many were blessed by her car­ing, kind­ness, pa­tience, and pos­i­tive at­ti­tude. Ar­lene was al­ways first to of­fer help when needed and touched the lives of de­voted fam­ily, friends and neigh­bors in Greenville, South Carolina; Charleston, West Vir­ginia; and Hil­ton Head. Her home was open to all and the cof­fee pot was al­ways abun­dantly full. “Marmie” to her grand­chil­dren and great-grand­chil­dren, the af­fec­tion­ate name re­placed “Ar­lene” for many in her close cir­cle. In 1995, Ar­lene and Vin­cent be­came res­i­dents of Hil­ton Head, re­sid­ing in Sea Pines Plan­ta­tion. She loved Har­bour Town and the beauty of Sea Pines, as well as her home on the Rolling Hills Golf Course in Fort John­son, New York, where she spent sum­mers, re­unit­ing with fam­ily and friends. Ar­lene is sur­vived by her hus­band, Vin­cent, of 67 years; daugh­ters Karen (Rob) Golden, Saratoga Springs; New York; Eileen Guar­ino, Saratoga Springs; and Karla Leonard, Hil­ton Head. She also had five grand­chil­dren, in­clud­ing Kristy (Keith) Urgo, State Col­lege, Penn­syl­va­nia; Jes­sica Golden, Hil­ton Head; and James, Cor­dina, and De­lany Leonard, Hil­ton Head; as well as great-grand­chil­dren Ty, Cody, Sa­man­tha, and Syd­ney Urgo. Sur­viv­ing nieces and neph­ews in­clude Michele (Ted) Has­sold, Toni (Joarg) Masell, Ni­cole (Shay) Houser, all in Greenville; and Rob (Colleen) and Shawn Guar­ino of Saratoga Springs. Cousins who sur­vive Ar­lene in­clude Dou­glas and Jake Jasinske, Joan Lavey, and Cindi Balestra. She was pre­de­ceased by her son James Paul. The fam­ily would like to ex­tend deep grat­i­tude to Whit­ley for her kind­ness and care, and to Hospice for the spe­cial care and at­ten­tion pro­vided to Ar­lene. Katie, you are an­gel on earth. Rel­a­tives and friends are in­vited to at­tend a Mass of Chris­tian Burial at Holy Fam­ily Catholic Church, Hil­ton Head Is­land, on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 20, 2020, at 11 a.m. A memo­rial mass and burial will be held in spring 2021 in Am­s­ter­dam. Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Com­pas­sus Hospice, 10911 N. Ja­cob Smart Blvd., Suite 1, Ridge­land, SC 29936; or Cen­tre Re­gion Down Syn­drome So­ci­ety, 210 W. Hamil­ton Av­enue, State Col­lege, PA 16801. Is­land­fu­ner­al­home.com.

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