Guarino-obit-webMELROSE — Marjorie R. (Sica) Guarino, 73, passed away on April 29 surrounded by her loving family.

Marjorie was born and raised in Malden and a longtime resident of Melrose. She was a longtime parishioner and volunteer at Saint Mary Church in Melrose, and also a member of Saint Mary Sodality. Marjorie was an avid Red Sox fan and loved going away with her sisters to Atlantic City and Foxwoods. She loved nothing more than having her family and grandchildren around her.

Marjorie was the devoted wife of 53 years to John Guarino. She was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Alice (Ciccotelli) Sica. Marjorie was the beloved mother of Maria Couture, Gina Liston and her husband Bob, Michael Guarino and his wife Debbie, Lori-Ann Guarino, Joseph Guarino and his wife Tracey, Kristen Guarino, Tina Murray and the late David Guarino. She was the dear sister of Marie Micale, Lorraine Rosette and Doris Burns. Marjorie was the cherished grandmother of Nicole, Michael, Alyse, Michelle, Andrea, Paul, Jenna, Jason, Olivia, Gabriella, Juliana, Emma, Joseph and Patrick. She was the great-grandmother of Brooklyn, Ava, Isabella and Sofia. Marjorie was the loving godmother of Linda Filaretos. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral was held from the A. J. Spadafora Funeral Home, 865 Main St., Malden on Monday, May 4, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Mary Church, Herbert Street, Melrose at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

Interment was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.

Contributions in Marjorie’s memory may be made to Saint Mary Church, 46 Myrtle St., Melrose MA 02176. For guestbook visit