Lillian Guasti

lillian guasti

January 11, 1926 ~ October 16, 2018

Guasti, Lillian nee: Salussolia, age 92, formerly of Cliffside Park, NJ., on October 16, 2018. She was the cherished daughter of the late Stefano and Teresa Salussolia and grew up in the Hell’s Kitchen section of Manhattan, NY. Beloved wife of 61 years to Peter Guasti who predeceased her in 2010. Loving mother of the late Elise Radick and her husband Douglas, Sandra Bonardi and her husband Joseph and Loretta Finn and her husband Peter. Beloved grandmother of Lea Radick who resides in Chicago, Illinois. Lillian was a talented artist who enjoyed reading, watching old movies and listening to Broadway show tunes and classical music. She will always be remembered for her wonderful Christmas cookies and her love of nature and animals, particularly her beautiful cat Mr. Chips. She also enjoyed spending weekends with family and friends at her country home in Westtown, NY. The family will receive their friends on Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library.” The funeral will leave Friday at 9:30 AM for the celebration of her funeral mass at St. John the Evangelist Church in Leonia, NJ at 10:00 AM. Graveside Service will be held on Saturday in Unionville Cemetery, Unionville, NY at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to FOCAS Adoptions, P.O. Box 439, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 or the Palisades Nature Association, PO Box 155, Alpine, NJ 07620. For condolences, directions or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: October 19, 2018 10:00 am

St. John R. C. Church
Broad & Harrison Avenue
Leonia, NJ 07605

Visitation at Funeral Home: October 18, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Graveside Service: October 20, 2018 11:00 am

Unionville Cemetery
49 Jersey Avenue
Unionville, NY 10988

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  1. Dear Sandy, Lori, and Lea, and to the Guasti family, I am so sorry. Lillian was a second mother to me. Please accept my sincerest sympathy on your loss.

  2. Dear Sandi, Lori and Lea,
    Your Mother and Grandmother was a very special lady and the Hourigan family was very fortunate to have her as a neighbor for so many years. We offer our deepest sympathy for the loss of this wonderful woman.
    Ken and Pat Hourigan

  3. My heartfelt condolence to the Family. I am so sorry for your loss. There are few experiences more difficult than losing a loved one in death. As you cherish the many memories of Miss Lillian, please reflect on the time when sickness…, death… and mourning will be no more. (Revelations 21:3,4) This is what our loving God Jehovah has promised and Jesus himself guaranteed the hope of seeing our loved ones again by means of the resurrection. (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 26:19) May God’s word bring you comfort during this difficult time and in the days ahead as we await the fulfillment of his promises.

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