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Josephine P. Guagenti, 78, died at 9:37 p.m. Aug. 16, 2010, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born March 20, 1932, in Chicago Heights, Ill., to Jon and Angelina Zagone Porto, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 11, 1955, she married Salvatore “Sam” Guagenti, who died July 17, 1995.

Mrs. Guagenti was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She had been a retail clerk for several years.

Survivors include two sons, Louis (Shirley) Guagenti, of Arlington Heights, Ill., and John (Sue) Guagenti, of Cincinnati; five grandchildren, Amanda, Sam (Robin), Rena, Joe and Leo; a great-grandson, Tony; two sisters, Frances Azzarello, of Lima, and Cecile Melei, of Chicago Heights, Ill.; and several loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two siblings, Nena Geraci and Leo Porto.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Charles Catholic Church. Father Joseph Sekere will officiate. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home.

Condolences may be expressed at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com.

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