Remembering a nice guy

Longtime Five Towns native Angelo Guida was genial and giving


A popular and pleasant person, Angelo Guida was the type of guy that would give someone the shirt off his back.

Guida, who spent all but five years of his life in the Five Towns, died in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., on Jan. 3. He was 82.

Born on June 16, 1930, Guida lived in Inwood and North Lawrence. A Lawrence High School graduate, Guida worked with his father, Carmine, at Guida Tile & Marble, and later owned the business.

Anthony Murello, said that his brother-in-law exuded an affable manner and would always lend a helping hand. “He was a well-liked, nice guy,” Murello said. “He would do anything for you.”

Murello and his wife, Josephine, fondly remember that Guida came up from Florida, where he lived for the past five years, for their party last April that marked both the Oceanside couple’s 60th wedding anniversary and their 80th birthdays.

A charter member of the Sons of Italy Leonardo Da Vinci Lodge #2385 in Inwood, Guida was also member of the Inwood Civic Organization and the Peninsula Golf Club in Massapequa. He was also made an honorary member of Inwood-based VFW Post 1582 for his contributions years ago, Murello said.

Guida is also survived by his wife Norma, daughters Gail Zimmerman and Rose Caruso, stepson Frank Rizzo, sister Antoinette Cafassa and her husband Amerigo, brother Daniel and his wife Chris, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral mass originally scheduled for Feb. 9, will now be held on Feb. 16 at St. Joachim R.C. Church at 614 Central Ave. in Cedarhurst at 10:45 a.m. His cremains will be were interred at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury.