GUARINO, Lillian (Castellano) 94, passed into eternity January 8, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. Born to Leopold and Angela Castellano, she was a proud graduate of Hillsborough High Class of '41. Growing up in the Great Depression and WWII instilled a life-long interest in history, politics, and world affairs. As family matriarch, with her passing, annals of Old Tampa life and the Greatest Generation become pages in a book. Married to Paul Ross Guarino, 70 years, they ran a successful family business that took them West each summer. Later she worked in the banking division of Jim Walter. Enterprising and resourceful, she was a mentor and confidante to many who admired her wisdom, indomitable strength and engaging smile. Lillian is survived by her three daughters, Lorri Seibert Woodacre (John) Wellesley, MA, Rosalie Simms (Bob) and Patti Stalvey (Mike) Temple Terrace; her sister, Nina Urso; five grandchildren, Paul Ross Seibert, Wellesley, Courtney S. Fennimore (Tom) Princeton, NJ, Jacqueline Simms-Petredis (Justin) South Tampa, Kelsey Stalvey, Oregon, Landen Stalvey TT; and great-grandsons, Jameson and Logan Fennimore. Preceded in death by her husband, Paul Ross; beloved son-in-law, Judge Robert Simms; brother, Nick. Always active in her community, in Democratic, Dana Shores and Professional Women's Clubs and president of Ybor City Opti-Mrs. Pallbearers are Mike Stalvey, Paul Seibert, Tom Fennimore, Justin Petredis, Landen Stalvey, Danny Guarino. Honorary Paul M. Guarino, Vitoria Smith, Richard Anello, Anthony Anello, Carl Barletta, Nick Castellano. Services will be held on Friday, January 13 at Temple Terrace United Methodist Church, 5030 E. Busch Blvd. The family will receive friends from 10-11 with services at 11. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Honorable Robert J. Simms Memorial Fund 8004 Beltrees Ct., Tampa, FL 33637 or a charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be expressed at: www.blountcurryterraceoaks.com .
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