Obituaries

Alessandro Guarnera


Born: January 25, 1954

Died: September 10, 2011

Services: Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church Wednesday, September 14,2011 12:00PM

Visitation: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home Monday, September 12,2011 & Tuesday, September 13,2011- 2-4 & 7-9 PM

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Alessandro Guarnera, 57, of Annadale, a musician and native of Italy, died Saturday at home of cancer.

Born in Palermo, Italy, he moved to New Springville in 1989 and to Annadale in 1998.

A musician, he was the founder of the family band, “The M.G.M. Guarnera Brothers.” The band has been playing at venues throughout the tri-state area since 1974.

“He was a best friend and a great example to everyone that knew him,” said his family.

In addition to playing music, Mr. Guarnera enjoyed playing soccer.

He was a parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea R.C. Church, Huguenot.

Surviving are his wife of 22 years, the former Eileen Zapin; three daughters, Alessandra, Jennifer and Krizia Guarnera; three brothers, Armando, Riccardo and Roby, and two sisters, Elena Riccobono and Rosanna Campo.

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home, Tottenville, with a mass at noon in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church. Entombment will be in Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp.



Memorials: In lieu of flowers contributions to: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Genitournary Oncology Research Attn: Dr Scott Tagawa, 525 East 68th Street Box 403, New York, New York 10065

Cemetery: Moravian Cemetery (Map)

Location: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home (Map)

Church: Our Lady Star of the Sea R.C.Church (Map)



Posted at: 11/22/2011 10:49:36 PM By:

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Carissimi r.a.r sono molto sconvolto per la scomparsa di alessandro e molto amaregiato per non aver potuto partecipare alla serata che e stata fatta in memoria dei vostri cari fratelli ....a &e sarebbe stato un onore per me ed il minimo che avrei potuto fare ciao .l.l...lio

Posted at: 11/22/2011 10:44:57 PM By:

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Carissimi r.a.r sono molto sconvolto per la scomparsa di alessandro e molto amaregiato per non aver potuto partecipare alla serata che e stata fatta in memoria dei vostri cari fratelli ....a &e sarebbe stato un onore per me ed il minimo che avrei potuto fare ciao .l.l...lio

Posted at: 9/14/2011 9:51:47 AM By:

John Mazza

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I spent 12 years with Sandro and his Brothers after forming the MGM in 1974. I have nothing but dear memories of our time together. Goodbye my dear friend! We will play again together someday.

Posted at: 9/13/2011 5:39:43 PM By:

Susan De Lorenzo

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To Armando,Ricardo,Elena and the entire Guarnera family On behalf of my family and I, We extend our deepest condolences to all of you on the terrible loss of such a Great person..Sandro was a true gentlemen with a great heart and a warm smile.He was the M.G.M Guranera Brothers..They played for my sweet sixteen. We spent many times at eachother homes with our families, My brother Michael played lead guitar with the M.G.M for many years.he and Sandro were very close. So sad to loose such a wonderful talented person. May he rest in peace and our love and prayers are with u all. ciao.Love Susan De lorenzo and family.

Posted at: 9/13/2011 5:37:56 PM By:

Susan De Lorenzo

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To Armando,Ricardo,Elena and the entire Guarnera family On behalf of my family and I, We extend our deepest condolences to all of you on the terrible loss of such a Great person..Sandro was a true gentlemen with a great heart and a warm smile.He was the M.G.M Guranera Brothers..They played for my sweet sixteen. We spent many times at eachother homes with our families, My brother Michael played lead guitar with the M.G.Mfor many years.h and Sandro were very close. So sad to loose such a wonderful talented person. May he rest in peace and our love and prayers are with u all. ciao.Love Susan mde lorenzo and family.

Posted at: 9/13/2011 12:10:10 PM By:

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carissimi riccardo armando-e roby mi ha
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Posted at: 9/12/2011 5:56:25 PM By:

Tony DeSimone

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Sandro was a true professional to work with. A friendly, kind, and respectful person. I will miss him on the job. Rest in peace my friend.
To his family; all my love and respect. Peace be with you all.
Sincerely, Tony DeSimone,
photographer.