Obituary of VIncent A. Guidi
On Saturday, November 7, 2020, Vincent Guidi passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Born on May 13, 1923 to a family of Italian immigrants, Vincent grew up as the youngest of 10 children.
Vincent volunteered at Annandale Fire Department, and in 1949, he began his professional career with Fairfax County Fire & Rescue, hired with the first group of paid firefighters. Vincent spent almost his entire 30 year career at Annandale Volunteer Fire Station 8, where he retired as a Sergeant.
His selfless and caring spirit extended beyond the firehouse and into the community, as he spent countless years actively involved in Annandale United Methodist Church and as volunteer equipment manager for the Annandale Atoms High School football team.
Unlike the majority of his family, Vincent was a man of few words, but when he spoke, he made it count, injecting a bit of quick wit or comedic relief at exactly the right moment! Most importantly, Vincent put his family above all else, cherishing each moment spent with his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and every family member. His many friends describe him as the kindest man they ever knew.
Vincent is survived by his beloved wife of 73 years, Jeanne Guidi; two daughters, Patricia (Gary), Karen; four grandchildren, Brian (Emily), Kevin (Regan), Vincent (Erin), Veronica (Adam); great grandchildren, Kayla (Tim), Andy, Jonny (Jordan), Colin, Mackenzie, Ryan, Jack, Meredith, Landon, Owen, Luca; and great-great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Anthony and Juliana. The family would like to extend a special thanks to his caregiver, Nadege.
Due to Covid-19, a private family burial will be held. Donations can be made to Annandale Volunteer Fire Department- Station 408 or Annandale United Methodist Church.