Thursday, 10 March 2016

Bronx boxer Joe DeGuardia dies at age 86, trained thousands of young fighters

Morris Park boxing trainer Joe DeGuardia (flanked by his son, Joseph DeGuardia Jr., right, and boxer Chris Algieri, left) has died aged 86.
Professional boxer Joe DeGuardia, who trained and mentored a generation of fighters, has died at 86.

DeGuardia is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons Joseph, Donald, Eric, and Dean; daughters Lynne, Denise and Raven; grandchildren Jessica, Salvatore, Jesse, Frank, Dominique, Joseph, Andrew, Louis, Briana, Nicolette, London, Deanna, and Lorenzo, and great-grandchildren Gabriel and Julius; and his sisters Angela Maresca and Mary Taccetta. His son Rick Jay DeGuardia died Nov. 25, 2015.

A wake will be held Friday at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home in the Bronx from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the Our Lady of Solace Church.

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