Maria Guzzetta

Maria C. Guzzetta (Colletti)

Thursday, May 20th, 1954 - Saturday, December 29th, 2018
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Obituary

Maria C. Guzzetta, 64, of Greene, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY.

Born on May 20, 1954, in Rockaway Beach, NY, Maria was the daughter of Joseph and Frances (Biodolillo) Colletti. After relocating to Upstate New York in the 1960s, Maria attend the Sherburne-Earlville schools and graduated from Wells College in 1976.

Maria married Lou Guzzetta in Norwich on May 17, 1980, after a brief courtship. They settled in Greene where they raised their children, Alexander (34) and Francesca (30).

Maria had been associated with the financial services industry for over 30 years, earning the Certified Financial Planning® designation during that time. In 2009, together with Louis, they opened Guzzetta Financial Associates in Greene, NY.

Maria had a quiet wisdom and was a great listener. Everyone who met her loved her. She was an amazing cook and was well known for her “killer” tomato sauce. She maintained a beautiful garden, loved to read, and was quite the whiz at trivia.

Maria is survived by her loving husband, Louis, and her children Alexander (Lindsey), of St. Petersburg, FL, and Francesca, of London, England. She is also survived by her mother, Frances Colletti, of Sherburne; siblings Adolph J. (Zoulikha) Colletti and Louisa (Chris) Hawkins; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Maria was predeceased by her father, Joseph.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Ron Harris, all the great people at Broome Oncology who cared for Maria over the last two years, and all the caregivers at Wilson ICU, who compassionately saw to Maria’s needs at the end of her life.

A memorial service for Maria will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home, Norwich, NY, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Contributions in Maria’s memory may be made to: “Sock Out Cancer” Fund, UHS Foundation, 10-42 Mitchell Ave., Binghamton, NY 13903.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Wilson Funeral Home
    Address
    68 South Broad Street
    NORWICH, NY 13815
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Wilson Funeral Home
    Address
    68 South Broad Street
    NORWICH, NY 13815
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Kathy Maurillo

Posted at 12:31pm
My dear Louis, I am so sad and sorry to hear of Maria’s passing. May you take comfort that her sweet spirit is free of pain and will be watching over all of you. Love and prayers to you and your beautiful family. Love, Kathy Maurillo
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captiva20

Posted at 11:41am
Words cannot express my feelings of love and loss at this time.
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Julie Wagner

Posted at 06:56pm
Our sympathies to the Colletti and Guzzetta family. What a true loss.. Growing up together seems like just yesterday..
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Jodi Najarian

Posted at 06:39pm
There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Lou, please know that you Alex and Fran are in my heart, thoughts and prayers. I love you all and am so so deeply sorry...
JB

Joanne Boise

Posted at 11:13am
I have too many memories of Maria to think of one in particular to share. We were the best of friends all through school. I am so very sorry for your loss.
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