Mary O. Guerrina of Oxford, formerly of Avondale

Mary O. Guerrina, 94, of Oxford, formerly of Avondale, died Friday, Jan. 15, at Ware Presbyterian Village. She was the wife of Louis E. Guerrina who died in 2012, and with whom she shared 70 years of marriage.

Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late Bartolomeo and Maria Baccino Olivieri.

Mary was a homemaker, a very giving person, who enjoyed cooking, gardening, painting, entertaining and being with her family and friends.

She was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church in Avondale, and the Kennett Senior Center.

Mary is survived by two daughters, Marie Guerrina of Avondale, and Rita Tattersall and her husband, Tom, of Landenberg; one brother, Joe Olivieri of Avondale; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by one son, Louis E. Guerrina, Jr. and one brother, Frank Olivieri.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41) in Avondale. Her funeral mass will follow at 11. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82 in Kennett Square.

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