Obituary: Grace (Cacchio) Guarente

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NAUGATUCK — Grace M. (Cacchio) Guarente, 80, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at Glendale Health Center surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Guarente was born in Norwalk on Feb. 2, 1932, daughter of the late Phillip and Sabata Cacchio. She was a longtime resident of Westport. The family would like to thank the staff of Glendale Health Center and VITAS for their special care and compassion given to Grace during her illness.

Grace is survived by her three sons, Nicholas Guarente and his wife Linda of Naugatuck, Vincent Guarente and his wife Tammy of Beacon Falls, and Gary Guarente and his wife Lisa of Norwalk; a brother Jerry Cacchio of Westport; brother-in-law Joseph Sargent of Westport; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sister, Teresa Sargent.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 25 at Assumption Church, 98 Riverside Ave., Westport at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Assumption Cemetery in Westport. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.