WARREN — Ann Camisa Guarnieri, 94, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Jan. 8, 2022, at her home with family members at her side.
Ann was born Oct. 20, 1927, in Morgantown, W.Va., the daughter of Anna Johnson Camisa and Guido Camisa.
She moved to Warren, in her junior year of high school, graduating in 1945 from Warren G. Harding High School. She attended both Ohio University and Kent State University.
She worked for the Union Savings Bank prior to her marriage to Albert S. Guarnieri in 1953 and, after raising their children, Ann assisted in the family business.
Ann always exuded a warm and youthful vivaciousness along with a blend of determination and tolerance. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Warren and sang in the choir.
She loved acting and was one of the original members of the community Trumbull New Theatre (TNT), acting in plays from the 1950s to the 1980s. She particularly enjoyed performing with Austin Pendleton in the play “The Seagull.” We believe she was the last living member of the original TNT Players.
Among other supporting roles, Ann served on the St. Joseph Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, was active in her kids’ school activities at Blessed Sacrament grade school through John F. Kennedy High School, and she even was a model for the Warren fine clothing store events put on by Roberta’s.
Ann had a keen interest in history and was proud that her ancestral grandfather was Gov. Joseph Johnson, the only governor of Virginia from west of the Appalachian mountains. Inspired by her younger days in the West Virginia mountains, Ann had a love for beauty, nature and animals and, of course, sports. She and Albert both actively followed all the kids’ sports, Cleveland teams, West Virginia University and Notre Dame. They also shared a passion for golf and Ann was an active member of the ladies golf group Chip n Putt for more than 50 years, in addition to being a part of the Trumbull Country Club and playing in various women’s tournaments over the years.
She loved to travel and particularly enjoyed the time she and Albert spent at Hilton Head Island over the 50 years they vacationed on the beautiful island. Much time was spent there with friends and family and with so many wonderful memories.
Ann loved her husband, Albert, her family and her friends. Simply put, she loved life, once saying, “You have no idea how lucky I’ve been.” Her family and friends were certainly lucky to have so many wonderful years of love and happiness with Ann.
She is survived by her husband, Albert S. Guarnieri; three sons, Robert (Donna), John (Jodi) and Albert E. (Kristen) and a daughter, Patricia (Richard McClerin); eight grandchildren, Brett Guarnieri, Christina Noonan, Michael Guarnieri, Kristen Battaglia, Brian Guarnieri, Kelli Guarnieri, Marcus Guarnieri and Kendra Guarnieri; five great-grandchildren, Jack Noonan, Ben Noonan, Eliana Guarnieri, Beckett Guarnieri and Grace Guarnieri; and many nieces and nephews.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Anna and Guido Camisa; and her two brothers, Louis Camisa of Tennessee and Edward Camisa of Michigan.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Peter Rossi & Son Funeral Home. Family and friends may pay their respects from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at St. James Church, 2532 Burton St. SE, Warren, OH 44484. Masks and social distancing are requested at the funeral home and in church.
For those unable to attend the services, a livestream will be available on the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish Facebook page.
Contributions may be made, in the form of flowers or donations, to Trumbull New Theatre, trumbullnewtheatre.com, 5883 Youngstown Niles Road, Niles, OH 44446; or St. Joseph Warren Hospital Auxiliary, 667 Eastland Ave. SE, Warren, OH 44484.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to the family.