Richard C. Guinta

  • Born: November 2, 1941
  • Died: February 9, 2020
  • Location: Brookline, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard C. Guinta, 78, affectionately known as "Papa G" or "Skritchy" of Brookline, NH, passed away peacefully on February 9th, 2020 surrounded by his family.
Born on November 2, 1941 in Hackensack, NJ, he was the son of the late Frank and Marie (Branstrom) Guinta. He proudly served in the US Army Reserves. He served with the 78th Training Division and from January 1963 to June 1969 he worked as a civilian aid to General David Kelly and General Cassidy.
Mr. Guinta graduated from Essex College of Business where he met his bride, Virginia (Chodkowski) Guinta. They were both appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to be court reporters in Middlesex County, New Brunswick, NJ. He had also worked for the county's Prosecutor's Office, working on many high profile cases.
Mr. Guinta established a court reporting firm along with his wife serving attorneys throughout the State of New Jersey until his retirement in 2010.
He enjoyed working on his son Frank's NH State Representative, Aldermanic, Mayoral, and Congressional campaigns.
He was a devoted grandfather and loved spending time in Killington, VT and Barnegat Light, NJ. He will be remembered as a great storyteller and jokester who will be greatly missed by his loving family.
Family members include his wife of 52 years, Virginia (Chodkowski) Guinta of Brookline, NH; two beloved sons, Congressman Frank C. Guinta and wife Morgan (Smith) Guinta of Manchester, Eric S. Guinta of Manchester; his cherished daughter, Christine Raymond and husband Mark Raymond of Brookline, NH; loving grandchildren, Colby Kenmare Guinta, Jack Henry Guinta, Cecilia Marie Raymond, and Charles Richard and Luke Anthony Raymond; sister, Arlene (Guinta) Chiavuzzo and husband Salvatore of Toms River, NJ; many nephews, nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Charles Guinta.
Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, Manchester, will be Friday from 4 to 7 pm. A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 am in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Hemlock St, Manchester.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall St, Unit 104, Manchester, NH 03101.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our hearts go out Ginny and her family and wish them peace at this troubling time.

Posted by Edward McCLenahan - Vancouver - Friend   March 07, 2020

I'm so sorry Virginia. While I never met your husband, his obituary clearly showed that he had a good life and was a well respected man.

Paul Ricci

Posted by Paul Ricci - Middletown, NJ - Coworker   February 20, 2020

Ginny- I am just returning from my two weeks vacation overseas and heard the terrible news about Richard. My sincere condolences to you and to the family. He was a wonderful man and a real professional.

Posted by Burt Zitomer - Somerset, NJ - Acquaintance   February 13, 2020


Dear Guinta family, our family's hearts and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Sending lots of love and comfort.

Posted by Max, Andrea, Lucas and Emilio Pruna - New Castle, NH - Family Friend   February 13, 2020

Mr. Guinta, Thank you for your service RDM Windham NH

Posted by A friend   February 12, 2020


I am so sorry for your great loss. Deepest heartfelt sympathy.

Posted by A friend   February 12, 2020

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Posted by American Heart Association    February 12, 2020

The Guinta family has their own angel in heaven. He will continue to guide and encourage you all from afar.

Posted by Doris Tousignant - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   February 12, 2020

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by Lauren    February 11, 2020

Rest in Peace my friend....

Posted by Cookie    February 11, 2020

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