Madeline A. Guglielmi, age 89

of Braintree

Madeline A. Guglielmi, age 89

Madeline A. (Fanara) Guglielmi, age 89, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died unexpectedly, Sunday, July 18, 2021 at home.

Madeline was born in Waltham, to the late Salvatore and Frances (Cannella) Fanara. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1949. She had lived in Braintree for ten years, previously in Quincy for all of her life.

She was a devoted homemaker and mother. Madeline had also worked as a waitress for the former Howard Johnson Company for many years, and later at the former Finian’s Restaurant in Quincy Center.

Madeline enjoyed reading, playing Bingo and cards, and occasional trips to Foxwoods with family and friends.

Always active, she enjoyed her time and the many friendships she made at Independence Manor.

Most of all, Madeline loved spending time with her family and was especially proud and supportive of her many cherished grandchildren.

Beloved wife for fifty-seven years of the late John A. Guglielmi.

Devoted mother of Linda Hanlon and her husband Jeff of Pembroke, John A. Guglielmi, Jr. and his wife Jean of Braintree, Lorene Connolly and her husband Stephen of Quincy, Lois Lindenfelzer and her husband Robert of Quincy, and Lisa Kamb and her husband Stephen of Quincy.

Loving grandmother of Thomas, James, Eric, Brian, Rachel, Stephen, Catherine, Stephen, Madeline, and John and great grandmother of Salvatore, Lucas, and Isaiah.

The last of eight siblings, Madeline was predeceased by Teresa Campitelli, Jean Corrigan, John Fanara, Mary Codner, Anna Tosches, Salvatore Fanara, and Catherine Cirillo.

She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Linda Fanara of Quincy, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, July 22, from 4-7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Holy Trinity Parish at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 227 Sea Street, Quincy, on Friday, July 23, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Madeline’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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  • Dear Lisa and Guglielmi Family,
    We were so saddened to hear of your mother’s passing- she was a wonderful woman and we all were privileged to know her. We are so grateful that we were able to see her just a few weeks ago , looking good and as vibrant, cheerful and sassy as ever. She was always a warm, welcoming and loving presence at all the family gatherings, events and celebrations through the years. Her sense of humor and direct way of speaking will be sadly missed by all of us. My family and I will always keep a special place in our heart for dear Maw. We share your sadness and offer our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. With love, Bob, Becki, Trey and Daniel.

  • Dear Lois and Lorri and your entire family our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. May she rest in peace. Hoppy and Jen Hopkins