Adeline 'Appie''s Story
Adeline M. "Appie" Guerino of Hermitage passed away at 5:03 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in UPMC Horizon-Shenango Valley. She was 80.
Mrs. Guerino was born Nov. 22, 1936, in Sharon, a daughter of Joseph and Victoria (DeMaria) Mercurio.
She was a lifelong area resident and a 1955 graduate of Farrell High School.
Appie was one of the original employees at the former Shenango Valley Osteopathic Hospital, Farrell, where she worked in the cafeteria. She also worked in the daycare and cafeteria for the Farrell Area School District and later in the dietary at St. John XXII Home, and retired following 20-plus years of employment to help care for her husband and love of her life, Guy "GG" Guerino, whom she married on May 23, 1959.
Appie was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell. She diligently helped prepare food for many of the church's activities. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 299, Sharon, where she helped with bingo.
Appie had a passion for cooking and baking. She was especially known for her Italian cuisine, sauce and spitzadelle, which went all over the Shenango Valley. Her Italian cookies even made it as far as Las Vegas. Her greatest accomplishment was the 8,000 cookies she baked for her grandson's wedding.
She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. Her greatest joys came from her grandsons. She cherished their presence and watching them grow into the men they are today.
Appie is survived by: a daughter, Gina Marie Kirk, West Middlesex; a son, Richard G. Guerino, with whom she made her home; two grandsons, Brandon Kirk and his wife Nicole, Medina, Ohio, and Brett Kirk, West Middlesex; two sisters, Gloria Marenovich, Fla.; and baby sister, Donna Kovach and her husband Jeff, Hermitage; a brother, James Mercurio and his wife Eileen, Fla.; three sisters-in-law, Lucy Guerino, Sharpsville, Debbie Guerino, Farrell, and Genevieve Mecurio, Florida; a brother-in-law, Nick Galarde; and her nieces and nephews whom she loved, and they reciprocated her love.
In addition to her husband, who died June 8, 2006, Appie was preceded in death by: her parents; four sisters, Louise Cardella, Edith Galarde, Catherine Burdick and Barbara Pelles-Greenfield; and two brothers, "Merk" and Joseph Mercurio.
Adeline M. "Appie," 80, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: None. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneral HomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Mass of Christian burial 11 a.m. Saturday (7-15-17) in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 601 Roemer Blvd., Farrell, with Rev. Matthew Ruyechan, pastor, as celebrant.
Burial: St. Anthony's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on July 13, 2017