Jamie Ann Guida

JAMIE ANN GUIDA, 62, an amazing mother, daughter, sister, niece, and friend to many, left this world on January 3, 2024 with her family by her side. Born on September 29, 1961 to J.J. and Rita (Confalone) Guida, Jamie grew up in Weirton, WV with her three siblings, Dewey, Rosemary, and Dan, with many aunts, uncles and cousins nearby. In recent years, she also spent much time in New York City visiting her daughter Lindsay. Jamie’s early life was a time that she looked back on with great joy, and made friendships and memories that lasted her entire life. She started in family businesses early, serving sandwiches (and causing trouble) with her siblings at their parents’ restaurant Happy Hero, which later became Happy’s on Main Street in Weirton. After graduating from Weir High School in 1979, she became a respiratory therapist before having her daughter and joining her father as a real estate agent at J.J. Guida Airport Realty. She carried on and grew the family business by her father’s side as a broker, consistently rated the #1 real estate agency in Weirton, surrounded by a team of great and supportive agents. Jamie’s life centered around both her family and her chosen family – the dear friends she made throughout her life. Her magnetic energy shone brightly in any room, and she loved to share music, wine, lots of laughs, and good food with those she loved. She was as loving as she was strong-willed; you couldn’t find someone with a bigger heart or a more wonderful sense of humor. Jamie’s reach was wide – she brought joy to so many and had a gift of inspiring people to be their authentic selves and channel their strength. This was a massive gift she gave to many during the past year as she fought through her illness and encouraged her loved ones to be strong along with her. She will be remembered for her fiery passion for life and for all of the love she shared with her family and friends. She truly loved each of them and if you knew her, you knew it. She was incredibly selfless, thoughtful, and completely casual about helping people in often extraordinary ways. You would also know that she was the biggest animal lover you could find – she never met a dog that she didn’t love and who didn’t love her back – and her mini schnauzers Layla and Sasha brought her immense joy. Though her family and friends are profoundly saddened by such a great loss, Jamie encouraged them to be strong, live life to the fullest, and to always cheers to her when having a good bottle of wine (she would encourage everyone reading this to do the same). She will be remembered daily by the people she touched, and her spirit will live on through all she gave to those she loved. Jamie is survived by her daughter Lindsay and her fiancé Chris, both of whom she loved fiercely. and was loved fiercely by. Her siblings were her rocks, and she was theirs – she was deeply admired and loved by her brothers Dewey and Danny Guida, sister Rosemary Guida, and sister-in-law Laura Guida, all of whom she loved so very much. She loved her nieces Kelli McIntyre and Megan Guida, and nephews J.J. Guida and Dan Guida Jr., and her adoring Aunt Linda McDonald, Uncle Dewey Guida, Aunt Karen Guida, and Aunt Shirley Guida. She is also survived by many cousins who were also dear friends, as well as countless friends, colleagues, and people she met and knew through her work in real estate. She is preceded in death by her parents, J.J. and Rita Guida, Aunt Constance Griffo, Uncle Peter “Kang” Griffo, Uncle Tony Guida, Aunt Mary Mazzone, and Uncle Tony Mazzone. Jamie’s life and legacy will be celebrated during visitation on Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 2:30-5:30 p.m., at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton, with a brief service at 5:30 p.m. Very Rev. Dennis R. Schuelkens, Jr., V.E. will preside. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Hancock County Animal Shelter or a local animal rescue in your area. Share tributes at