1933 – 2016
Dayville – Alice D. (Grondalski) Guay, 82, formerly of Cardinal Dr., died Sunday afternoon at Davis Place Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of the late Gerald F. Guay, Sr. Born in the Goodyear section of Killingly, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Antonia Grandalski.
Alice married Gerald Guay “Jerry” in 1953 and moved to Chaplin, CT soon after. They nurtured their four children there, and in 1976, they moved to Louisiana.
After her husband died in 2005, she stayed with her daughter; Laurie and her husband Joe, moving back to Killingly two years later. She lived with her son Glenn and his wife Helena, who were devoted to caring for her for seven years. During the last two years of her life, she was a resident of Davis Place in Danielson.
Alice was blind for over twenty-five years due to the effects of diabetes. Not once did she complain or lament about her condition. Her “what can you do?” attitude allowed her to take life in stride without grumbling. She shared her smile and laughter with everyone.
Alice enjoyed listening to Judge Judy and other such programs. Probably her favorite pastime was talking on the telephone. She was very likely the only person that could call a wrong number, and then hold a conversation for an hour – she never met a stranger. Alice’s bubbly personality will surely be missed.
She leaves behind her sister Bertha Kuszaj; her sons, Gary Guay and wife Laurie, Glenn Guay, Sr. and his wife Helena; her daughter Laurie Null and her husband Marcel “Joe”; her grandchildren, Glenn Guay, Jr. and his wife Edyta, Jennifer Stone, Amy Bouzrak, and Matthew Guay; her two great grandchildren, Sami and Saphia; her brother-in-law Milton Guay and his current wife Barbara, sister-in-law Mary Frost and her husband Robert, sister-in-law Rita Guay, and numerous nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased by her husband of fifty-two years, Gerald F. Guay, Sr., her son Gerald Guay, Jr., her brothers Ted, John, and Joseph, her sisters Mary, Wanda, and Geneveva, and sister-in-law Shirley Guay.
She will be buried alongside her husband and son at Port Hudson National Cemetery in Zachary, Louisiana. The family would like to thank Day Kimball Home Healthcare and Davis Place for the assistance they provided our lovely mother during her final years. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.