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Donato A. Guadagnoli, Jr.

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Donato A. "Daniel" "Dee" Guadagnoli, Jr., 92, of Millbury, died July 25, 2015 in Millbury Healthcare Center. His wife, Isabell J. (Goldecki) Guadagnoli died Nov. 4, 1994.
Daniel leaves a brother, Paul B. Guadagnoli of Sterling, cousins, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, great-grand nephews and great-grand nieces and friends in New England, Cape Cod, Florida, Ohio and Texas. He was born and raised in Clinton, a son of Donato A. and Concetta (Ricci) Guadagnoli. After being married, Daniel and Isabell lived in Worcester 15 year and in 1966 bought a home in Millbury.
Mr. Guadagnoli was a Police Officer for the City of Worcester and worked as a Motorcycle Officer. He retired after more than 28 years with the department. In 1970, while on patrol, he and other Worcester Officers stopped a car in Billings Square that was wanted in Boston for the robbery of State Street Bank & Trust and the killing of a Boston Police Officer. Officer Guadagnoli and the other Worcester officers received commendations including the Worcester Police Dept. Colonel Walter Scott Award, and commendations from the Governor, State Legislature and the American Legion as well as the Key to the City of Worcester.
He was a disabled U.S. Marine Corps veteran having entered the Marine Corps on June 4, 1941 before the U.S. entered World War II. In 1942 while in Quantico at the Quantico schools he was with a group of Marines at mail call who were photographed by Life Magazine. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and saw action against the enemy at Roi-Namur, Marshall Islands, Saipan & Tinian in the Marianas Island and Iwo Jima, the Volcano Islands. He saw the two U.S. Flags flying over Iwo Jima. He was discharged as a Sergeant in 1947. Daniel was a life member of the 4th Marine Division Association, was a member of the Worcester Police Relief Association, the State, County & Municipal Police Association and was a former member of Savoy Lodge 201, Clinton. Mr. Guadagnoli, a lefthander, played in a Worcester Police Dept. Golf Tournament Low Net Championship in 1962 but had to play right handed as there were no clubs for left handers and he was somehow able to win the tournament.
Mr. Guadagnoli was laid to rest in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester. There were no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, Ma., 01701. Henry-Dirsa Funeral Service, 33 Ward Street Worcester has care of the service arrangements.