Margaret Guerrina

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Margaret Britton Guerrina, 90, of Southport, formerly of Myrtle Beach, S.C., died in her sleep Feb. 23, at Brunswick Community Hospital after a short illness.

She was born July 20, 1917, in Petersburg, Va., to Frederick W. and Lottie Morris Britton. She was raised in Petersburg and Waverly, Va.

After graduation from Farmville State Teacher’s College (now Longwood University) in June, 1939, she taught high school in Chuckatuck, Va., until she married U.S. Army Air Corps Capt. Albert S. Guerrina at Cochran Field, Macon, Ga., on Aug. 3, 1942.

She traveled and lived in Europe and throughout the United States as an Air Force wife, mother, and teacher. Her favorite city was Naples, Italy, where the family was stationed from 1954 to 1958.

She and Al retired to Myrtle Beach in 1970, where they played golf and enjoyed dancing at Pine Lakes Country Club.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years Albert S. Guerrina, Col. USAF (Ret), of Southport; sons Frederick (Flick) Guerrina and wife Linda, of Southport, and Allan (Shorty) Guerrina and wife Mary Lou, of Springfield, Va.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a cousin and several nieces and nephews.

The family will have a private memorial at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made by contributing to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633