Eunice McCarthy
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Obituary of Eunice McCarthy

May 31, 2018. Eunice is predeceased by her brothers, Richard "Dick," Peter & Eugene Guererri. She is survived by her children, Cyndi (Jerry) DiManno-Valentine, Mark DiManno, Matthew (Donna) DiManno, David (Lois) McCarthy, James McCarthy, Douglas McCarthy; grandchildren, Mathieu DuFour, Danielle (Jason) Morales, Matthew (Joli) DiManno, Joseph DiManno, Jessica DiManno, Paul McCarthy, Nicholas McCarthy, Jaimmi McCarthy, Kaitlyn McCarthy, Meghan McCarthy, Kailey (Stephen) Brown, David McCarthy, Jr., Lindsey McCarthy, Aaron McCarthy, Aaron McCarthy, Morgan McCarthy & Chelsea McCarthy; 8 Great-Grandchildren; brother Basil Guererri; sister Katherine (David) Heatherly; special companion Joseph DiPasquale; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. For more information about Eunice please visit www.bartolomeo.com

Eunice's visitation will be Thursday, June 7th, 2-4 & 6-8 at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 8th, 12PM at St. John's of Rochester,  8 Wickford Way, followed by her interment in White Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to American Diabetes Association, 160 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester, NY 14618 in Eunice's memory.

 

Eunice was born June 16, 1926 in Geneva, NY. She was one of 6 children to her parents, Katherine & Eugene Guererri.

Growing up during the Depression most children found themselves doing their part to support their family. Eunice was no different, she helped her grandmother and sister with canning responsibilities and lent her support on the family farm.

She graduated from Geneva High School. Eunice first found her love of dancing during her high school years. She always looked forward to attending dances in Canandaigua and spending time at Club 86 in Geneva.

Eunice began her brief career at Eastman Kodak Company. Her career ended with the birth of her first child. Afterwards, she proudly took care of her home and her children. She became the “mom” to all who lived in their neighborhood. She was always available to help someone with a problem, offer a meal or a hug to someone in need.

Eunice grew up in a big family. She was one of 6 kid, went on to have 6 kids of her own, 17 grandchildren & 8 great-grandchildren.  Family gatherings were very important to her. She looked forward to family time, especially, Christmas, Thanksgiving, birthday’s, pool parties and the many family gatherings on Angelo Street.

She was a tireless community volunteer. She regularly donated her time serving others and enjoyed making our community a little bit better place than she found it. Some of the places she volunteered at include: Charles Settlement House, Italian Civic League, Kiwanis, Sons of Italy, Italian Civic League, Founder & Director of the Rochester Columbus Day Luncheon.

Politics intrigued Eunice. She was a long time registered Democrat. Regularly Eunice could be found behind the scenes organizing, getting support and donations for candidates both locally and for NYS. She supported the likes of Louise Slaughter, Mario Cuomo and many others.

When Eunice wasn’t busy raising her children or donating her time she would find herself on the dance floor. She loved Big Band Music and the Crooners of her day. Nothing was better for her than to be on the dance floor enjoying her favorite artist’s. Some of the more favorable artists she enjoyed included, Jack Jones, Charlie Pride, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra & Glenn Miller. She also enjoyed attending the theatre, reading and watching TV. Her favorite TV shows included: Lawrence Welk, Hee Haw, Carol Burnett & Sonny & Cher.

Eunice led a full and very busy life. She was very social, energetic, caring & giving. She took everyone in as her own. She had a reliable nature about her whether it was to the community or as the matriarch of her family.

Her personality was unique. In the public eye she was every bit the modern women, making things happen and defying typical male stereotypes. At home though, she was very traditional with the love and support she showed her family.

Eunice was truly one of a kind, to know her was to love her. She will be sadly missed.