Daniel L. Guilli

December 26, 2018

Daniel L. Guilli
U.S. Veteran

US Air Force

Korean Conflict

Daniel L. Guilli, Sr. – of Woburn, December 26th, with his family by his side, at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Rosemary (Brogna) Guilli. Loving father of Laurie Josephson, her husband Michael of Fitchburg, Daniel Guilli, Jr., his wife Nancy and Karen L. Green, all of Woburn. Cherished grandfather of Danielle, Andrew, and Anna Guilli, and Michael and Alyssa Green. Dear brother of Pam Frenzo of Stoneham and the late Lee Milligan and Ozzie and Annie Guilli, and brother in law, James Brogna of Woburn.  Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, January 3rd at 9 a.m. with his Funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Wednesday, January 2nd from 4 – 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in honor of Dan, to the Friends of Woburn Veterans, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook, under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

 

Daniel L. Guilli, Sr. – a lifelong resident of Woburn, died peacefully, at the age of eighty-seven, Wednesday, December 26th, at the Woburn Nursing Center, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of fifty-six years to the late Rosemary (Brogna) Guilli.

Born and raised in Woburn, Dan was a son of the late Victor and  Florinda (Scearbo) Guilli. He was a graduate of Woburn High School, with the Class of 1949. Upon graduation, Dan enlisted in the US Air Force serving his country proudly during the Korean Conflict.  

Following his return home, Dan and his brother-in-law decided to open a restaurant in North Woburn, “Jim-Dandy’s!”  This was the place for a good Italian dish or pizza, having a wonderful following!  After several successful years, sadly there was fire in the building and they were unable to continue.  But, Dan’s cooking did not stop there!  Dan’s father in law opened the Anchor Restaurant, where he became the Chef and was in charge of the kitchen for 30 plus years.  Dan’s creative cooking abilities were truly phenomenal and Italian cooking, his expertise, was unmatched.  An all time favorite on the menu was “Veal ala Dan!”

Dan’s greatest loves, and accomplishments, throughout his life were that of his family!  He had the good fortune of meeting Rosemary Brogna, after he returned from the service.  They married and brought two daughters and a son into the world, to whom they were devoted.  As they grew, he and Rosemary were always involved in whatever the kids were doing, and this never really changed!  A very dedicated Dad he did everything from playing catch to building ice rinks in the back yard.  Having family partake in all the many different activities around their home and during the holidays was traditional.  When the grandchildren began arriving, the sky then became the limit! 

Dan had a lovely screened in room, where he and Rosemary would enjoy a cup of coffee throughout the warm seasons, often awaiting the arrival of their grandchildren!  Throughout the years Dan would count up the family and friends in the backyard and put together a feast for all to enjoy!

Dan’s mission in life was to provide the absolute best for his family, and that he did!  He took great pride in his wife, children, and grandchildren. Once you were a friend of Dan’s “you were family.”  If there was anything in the world he could do for anyone, he did, and always in fine fashion. It was a true testament to what a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and person he was.

Dan is survived and will be deeply missed by his children, Laurie Josephson, her husband Michael of Fitchburg, Daniel Guilli Jr., his wife Nancy and Karen L. Green all of Woburn. Cherished grandfather of Danielle, Andrew, and Anna Guilli, and Michael and Alyssa Green. Dear brother of Pam Frenzo, of Stoneham and the late Lee Milligan,  Ozzie and Annie Guilli, and brother in law, James Brogna of Woburn. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, January 3rd at 9 a.m. with his Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 10.  Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Wednesday, January 2nd from 4 – 8 p.m.  Remembrances may be made in honor of Dan, to the Friends of Woburn Veterans, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www. lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, January 3rd at 9 a.m. with his Funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home,Wednesday, January 2nd from 4 – 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in honor of Dan, to the Friends of Woburn Veterans, 144 School Street Woburn MA 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. June and Chuck Aleck

    Dear Laurie, Mike and family, So sorry for your loss of your father. He was obviously a very loving man who was much loved by his family and friends. Sending our love, thoughts and prayers to you all.

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