Ardina “Dena” Guglielmo, age 97, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH. Born October 12, 1922 in Six Mile Run, PA, Bedford County, she was a daughter of the late Dominick and Loretta (Bianchini) Filotei. Her family moved to the Christy Park neighborhood of McKeesport where she spent her adult life. Ardina moved to Columbus, OH in 2012 at age 90 and spent the last five years in the Willow Brook Christian Home in Columbus. A member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (Mary, Mother of God Parish), she loved to cook, dance, and watch her cooking shows and missed David Letterman on the late show. She was a caregiver to many, helping ailing people inside and outside of her family.
Besides her parents, Ardina was preceded in death by her husband Antonio Guglielmo, who passed away March 11, 1974, four of her five brothers, and all four of her sisters. She is survived by her children Francesco “Frank” Guglielmo, and wife Jeannine, of Wexford and Antonette Guglielmo, and partner Jodie Goble, of Sunbury, OH; her grandchildren Vanessa Guglielmo of Falls Church, VA and Francesco Guglielmo, and wife Stephanie with great-granddaughter Domino Lee Guglielmo, all of Weehawken, NJ; her brother Frank Filotei of McKeesport; and also many nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Ardina will be private for her immediate family only, and a celebration of her life and Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. Memorial contributions in Ardina’s name should be made to the Willow Brook Christian Home, 55 Lazelle Rd., Columbus, OH 43235. Arrangements by the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published May 08, 2020.