Obituary, Charles Philip Guarnieri


MILLBROOK – Charles Philip Guarnieri—cherished husband and adored father, precious son and beloved brother, favorite uncle, nephew, cousin and steadfast friend—passed away on January 20th, 2017 after a fierce 15-month fight against glioblastoma multiforme; brain cancer. He turned 31 last August 8th.

Charlie (or Chuck or Chuckles or Chazley or Charlie Arms) demonstrated the unique combination of iron strength and quiet boldness as he fought back this aggressive invader—defying the odds, time and time again. A physically gifted individual, Charlie excelled in all things athletic. From winning a power-lifting title to setting the Paris Island obstacle course record, to actually enjoying the grueling 54 -hour crucible, Charlie was the consummate athlete. Charlie enjoyed music, the outdoors, fast and powerful cars, the Detroit Lions and Peanut Butter Cups. His greatest passion and love were bestowed upon his family and his wife Heather Holohan-Guarnieri and daughter Caelyn Guarnieri. Charlie, Heather and Caelyn were inseparable.

Charlie will be forever held close and remembered by his large and extended family; his treasured mother Polly Jo Mitzman, his father Richard Guarnieri and his 8 brothers and sisters; Rich, Jeff, Jill, VJ, Nikki, Ashley, Aimee and Joey as well as Stepfather Vincent Giaimo. Esteemed Grandmothers Patricia Mitzman and Eleanor “Nanny” Guarnieri, Aunts Marcia and Sunny, 6 cousins, 11 nieces and nephews. Charlie was pre-deceased by his grandfathers Newt Mitzman and Anthony “Pop Pop” Guarnieri and Uncle Todd Mitzman.

Calling hours will be at 3270 Franklin Ave., Millbrook, NY, on Friday, January 27th from 3:00-5:00pm and 6:00-9:00pm. A Funeral Mass will follow on Saturday, January 28th, at Grace Episcopal Church in Millbrook, NY, at 2pm.

The void left from the loss of this genuinely kind and loving man will never be filled. Charlie, our hearts bleed for you. Rest with the angels.


Author: Harlem Valley News