1932 – 2020
Thompson – Edward L. Guillette, 87, of Oakwood Dr., Thompson, CT passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the Pierce Memorial Baptist Home. He was born in Webster, MA and was predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Malvina (Forcier) Guillette and brother George Guillette.
Edward is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Nancy (Tupaj) Guillette; a son Alan and his wife Timalynn Guillette of Thompson, CT; a daughter Amy and her husband Glenn Orn of Dudley, MA; siblings Lorraine Drobot of Webster, MA; Bernard and his wife Dorothy Guillette of North Grosvenordale, CT; five grandchildren; Jake and his wife Amanda Guillette of Killingly, CT, Kyle and his wife Sarah Guillette of Chelsea, MA, LTJG James Duhamel of Key West, FL; Jillian Duhamel of Dudley, MA; Laura Orn of Dudley, MA; and a great grandson Logan Guillette of Killingly, CT. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.
Edward proudly served in the United States Army and went on to be employed as an Auto Mechanic at Bancroft Motors in Worcester, MA for 25 years. He retired at the age of 60 and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards, listening to Polkas and going to the casino. Edward was a member of Saint Joseph Church, 18 Main St., North Grosvenordale, CT 06255.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of Pierce Baptist Memorial Home in Brooklyn, CT. The love and care they provided for Ed will not be forgotten and is greatly appreciated.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St. N. Grosvenordale, CT. 06255. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at Saint Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. 06255. Upon request of the family burial is private. Memorial donations may be made to the Thompson Lions Club Inc., 30 Whittemore Ave., P.O. Box 28, Thompson, CT.