Carolyn S. Guerrina, age 73, of Cochranville, PA, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016, at the Christiana Hospital. She was the wife of Louis E. Guerrina who passed away in 2011, and with whom she shared 44 years of marriage.
Born in Waynesboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Anna Curfman Shively. Carolyn graduated from Waynesboro High School in 1960 and Shippensburg University in 1964. After college she taught 1st grade in New Castle, Delaware. She met her husband to be shortly afterward and they married in 1967.
A member of the St. Malachi Catholic Church and Choir, Brandywine Conservancy, Cheshire Hunt Conservancy, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Havre De Grace Decoy Museum and Buck & Doe Trust; she actively supported the Brandywine Conservancy, S.A.V.E, Longwood Gardens, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and the Misty of Chincoteague Foundation.
Carolyn was a compassionate friend to animals and enjoyed her home where she raised her children. The supportive neighborhood on White Horse Road and the surrounding countryside was also of great value to her. With her husband, she enjoyed traveling near and far, experiencing the local culture and customs. Since her husband’s passing, she has gotten great enjoyment from spending time with her grandchildren and friends.
Carolyn is survived by son Michael, daughter Karen, son-in-law Grant DeCosta, daughter-in-law Anna, grandchildren Luke, Ella and Matthew, brother Curtis Shively, sister-in-law Susan, niece Rachel, nephew Stuart, and her beloved cat Wendell.
You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 6:00 to 8:00, Tuesday evening, June 21, 2016, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA, and again from 10:00 to 11:00 on Wednesday morning, June 22, 2016 at St. Malachi Catholic Church, 76 St. Malachi Road, Cochranville, PA. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00. Burial will be in the adjoining Church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Brandywine Conservancy, P.O. Box 141 Chadds Ford, PA 19317 or St. Malachi Catholic Church, ℅ Our Lady of Consolation Church, 603 West Second Ave., Parkesburg, PA 19365.