I still seem to be unable to talk about this, so here's the obituary, as I prepare to head back east.

Lena GUGLIELMETTI (Mezzetti)

GUGLIELMETTI Lena (nee Mezzetti), 86, formerly of NYC, Lakewood, and Westwood, NJ died on January 21, 2010 in the warm embrace of her family and friends. Predeceased by her husband Ottavio of 61 years, her beloved son Philip, and her sister, Mary Varvi. Survived by her loving daughters Emilie Morse and Maria Dina Giombarrese, cherished son-in-law John Giombarrese, all of Westwood, NJ and brother Bruno (Gloria) Mezzetti. Beloved grandmother of Christina (Bob) McNamara, Rob (Brenda King), and Andrea Guglielmetti, and Gregory and Douglas Giombarrese. Great-grandmother of Jordan Guglielmetti. Retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of NY after 35 years of service. A gracious hostess and an excellent cook, Lee's home and heart were always open to family, friends, and neighbors. She was devoted to her family, which was blessed by her unwavering devotion and kindness. She gave more than she received and we are heartbroken by our loss. The family will receive their relatives and friends at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Saturday, January 23rd, from 7-9PM and Sunday, January 24th, 2-5PM and 7-9PM. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at Church of St. Andrew, Westwood, NJ on Monday at 10AM. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Francis Breadline, 135 W. 31st Street, New York, NY 10001 and/or Gallen Adult Day Care at The Jewish Home, 10 Link Drive, Rockleigh, NJ 07674 would be appreciated by her family.

Published in The Record and Herald News on January 22, 2010