Kristen Guarnieri

Kristen Guarnieri (nee Corcoran), 47 of  Blauvelt, NY passed away on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019.

Kristen was born on March 11, 1972 in Nyack, NY.  She lived her childhood and later years in Blauvelt where she ultimately chose to settle down and raise her own three beautiful sons. 

Kristen graduated from Our Lady of Victory Academy in Dobbs Ferry, NY and later earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Recreational Therapy from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill NY.  She utilized her degree and skills where she worked lovingly and masterfully as a recreational therapist with the children at Rockland Psychiatric Center.

She faced many challenges in life but had a wonderful support system – sons, parents, sisters, a niece, nephew, and many friends who loved her.  She was a joy to be around.  

Kristen loved to travel, loved the sun, loved a party, and loved to dance. She loved her cat Chino, her dog Tyson, but most of all she would want her three sons to know that she loved them the most, and with all her heart.  

Kristen is survived by her three sons Jack, Ryan, and Andy, her parents Andy and Polly Corcoran, her sisters Kim and husband Alberto Battelli, and Kerry Alvarado, her nephew Nicolas Alvarado, her niece Francesca Battelli, and her grandmother Mary Repsher.

Kristen is predeceased by her aunt Lenore Repsher and her cousin Jeffrey Repsher, both of whom she loved dearly.

Kristen’s family was a circle of strength and love.  With every birth and every union the circle grew. Every joy shared added more love, and every crisis faced together made and will continue to make the circle stronger.

Visiting hours will be Sunday, June 30th, 2019 12-3 PM with service starting at 3:00 at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale NJ 07647 (201-767-3050).


  1. I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers are sent your way ! Love Patsy!

  2. Paul & Christine Hofmann

    Thinking of all the Corcoran’s and of Kristin’s sons at this time. May god give you all strength & comfort in the days ahead, may He surround you with loved ones to lean on and His peace which surpasses all understanding. With love and blessings,
    Paul & Christine & Leah Hofmann

  3. You started out being my little sisters BF but quickly became a close friend and confidant. There isn’t enough space in the world to put down all the laughs, love and times we’ve shared together. I think we spent 7 days a week together for years as colleagues at the Psych Center! It was the best job ever only bc of you. Beastie Boys, Jersey Shore, Neighbors, Thomas Clifford Karate, STAC, life guarding… the list goes on and on. I must say my fondest memories, however, our those we created as moms…pizza parties, Storybook Land, Dutch Wonderland, water parks or just hanging out with the boys. You will always hold a special place in my heart Cork…I love you ❤️

  4. Anne (Sissy) and Jimmy Adams

    Dear Polly and Andy,
    Words are insufficient to express the level of sorrow we feel for you regarding the loss of your beloved Kristen. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers, and we are praying for her peace.
    With love,
    Sissy and Jimmy

  5. Sorry for your lose

  6. I knew Kristen from The New York State Therapeutic Recreation Annual conferences and she is a beautiful soul. My love and prayers go out to her family during a time of tremendous loss and grief. Her soul lives on. Much love.

  7. Years ago I met Kristen at the New York State Therapeutic Recreation conferences. She was a caring person and made others feel important and included. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.

  8. Monica Barbato

    My most sincere condolences to the boys and her family! Every time I saw Kristen she had a big beautiful smile. Rest In Peace, fly with the Angels!

  9. Diane Tuzzolino

    I have know Kristen since she was 13 . A please to be around always -always laughing. A great friend to many . She will be missed on this earth especially be her Sons who will never get to know her as adults so sad . Hope her memory will be with them .

  10. Diane Tuzzolino

    I have know Kristen since she was 13 . A please to be around always -always laughing. A great friend to many . She will be missed on this earth especially by her Sons who will never get to know her as adults so sad . Hope her memory will be with them . ❤️

  11. Michael Mindes

    I always loved the few times I hung out at the Corcoran house at night with Sugs or after a party and we would watch stand up comedy. That’s were I was introduced to Sam Kinnison and Dice and reintroduced to Rodney Dangerfield . We laughed so much it was the best and Kristen was always right there with us laughing her ass off. It didn’t happen often with me there but when it did it created memories I still cherish today.

  12. Kerry Alvarado

    I will miss you so terribly my beautiful sister. Until I see you again.

  13. So sorry and sending my condolences to all the family. I worked with Kristen at Goldwater Hospital and stayed in touch through several Therapeutic Recreation conferences. She always had a wonderful smile and energy and always talked about and was so proud of her sons. May God’s grace and comfort envelop you all and may she rest in God’s peace.

  14. Alison Zapata

    Kristen you were such an amazing, beautiful, loving, special soul! Words can not express how much you were loved and will be forever missed! I love you so much and am so heartbroken! Watch over your handsome boys! Rest In Peace! Fly with the angels in the sunshine! Your happy place! ❤️

  15. Anne Boligitz Carolan

    Polly and Andy,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Kristen. You and your family are in my prayers.

  16. Kriten,

    May you rest in peace and watch over us knowing that you had such an beautiful, loving impact on all of our lives. You were a wonderful surrogate baby sister growing up that I never had, even though you were only like 10 yrs old, you were the baby sister I never had. Loved sharing happy moments with you. You will be terribly missed.

  17. My deepest condolences to all in Kristen’s family. This is very sad news. Kristen was a friend from childhood. She was always kind, warm spirited and good natured. I know everyone who knew Kristen will miss her.

  18. Raymond O’Prey

    RIP Kristen. We will all see you again. May God protect your boys and family.
    Ray O

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