John Francis Guarisco

John Francis Guarisco

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at a Catholic service in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille for John Francis Guarisco, 63, who died on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Lafayette General Medical Center surrounded by his family.
Interment will be in the Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.
The Rev. Millard Boyer will conduct the Catholic services. Karen Broussard, organist and soloist, will sing for the services, “Isaiah 49,” “The 23rd Psalm,” “Ave Maria,” and “On Eagles’ Wings.”
Survivors include his beloved wife, Anne Guarisco; two daughters, Shannon Matherne and her husband, Matthew, and Erin Guarisco; two sons, John Guarisco Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, and Shawn Guarisco and his wife, Kristin; five grandchildren, Layla Matherne, Jackson Matherne, Kayla Matherne, Hayden Guarisco and Rylee Guarisco; four brothers, Dr. Joseph Guarisco and his wife, Cristina, Peter Guarisco, Tommy Guarisco and Chris Guarisco and his wife, Mari; and one brother-in-law, Emile “Bubba” Peroyea and his wife, Suzi.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter John Guarisco and Sadie Lucy Morella Guarisco; and his nephew, Gabriel Guarisco.
John Francis Guarisco was born in Morgan City on July 24, 1950. He graduated from Northeastern University in Monroe (now ULM) with a degree in accounting and worked as regional controller for Frank’s International. Mr. Guarisco was an avid runner at Red’s, and enjoyed spending time at his camp on 3 Mile Lake. He loved spending time with family and friends and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Pallbearers will be John Guarisco Jr., Shawn Guarisco, Dr. Joseph Guarisco, Peter Guarisco, Tommy Guarisco, Chris Guarisco and Nick Guarisco.
The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille’s downtown location on Friday, July 11, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. and will continue on Saturday, July 12, 2014, from 9 a.m. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Guarisco’s name to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 or visit If a check is mailed, please include on the check in memory of John Guarisco, 114 Kings Harbour Drive, Lafayette, LA 70508.
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Martin & Castille-Downtown, 330 St. Landry St., Lafayette, LA, 70506; phone, 337-234-2311 is handling arrangements.

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