July 25, 1939 – August 28, 2019
Richard Dean Guilmette, 80, of Concord, NH passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday August 28, 2019 at home. Richard was born in Lancaster, NH on July 25, 1939, the son of Reynold and Margaret (Preston) Guilmette. Richard married his wife, Judith (Goolsby) Guilmette, who survives, September 12, 1958.
Richard graduated from St Michael’s College in Winooski, Vermont in 1957 and spent his working years in the insurance business. In retirement Richard enjoyed golfing, swimming and attending his grandchildren’s activities.
Family always came first and Richard loved spending as much time as possible with them. Richard leaves behind his loving wife, Judy; sister, Mary Fitch; brother, Peter (Louise) Guilmette; brother in law, Charles (Nancy) Goolsby and four children, Rick (Robin) Guilmette, Cindy (Tim) Johnson, Jim (Faye) Guilmette, Beth (Scott) Key as well as 9 grandchildren, Jessica, Zachary, Tyler, Tess, Kristina, Ben, Chloe, Sophie and Molly.
Richard was predeceased by a daughter, Elizabeth Anne, a son, Paul R., parents, Margaret and Reynold and sister Margaret (Peggy).
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday September 21, 2019 at 11:00 am at All Saints Catholic Church in Lancaster NH followed by a burial at Calvary Cemetery in Lancaster NH.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s name to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org) or Concord Regional VNA Hospice House (crvna.org).
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.bennettfuneral.com for the Guilmette family.
Celebration of Life
All Saints Catholic Church
September 12, 2019
Richard, have Peggy put the bases out and Peter and I will get the bat and balls. Maybe Johnny and Butch will come over to play. We had fun and mischief. It was great growing up with a childhood friend like you. Enjoyed our short times together in Myrtle Beach. GOD bless your family.
Peter and Louise Guilmette
August 31, 2019
Pete and I are so glad we saw Richard on August 16th, along with his sister Mary . It was a reunion for the three siblings, His nieces Margo Cliche and Alison Guilmette were there as well. Pete sent Richard a heart-felt letter after our visit, mentioning their history over the years and his love for him. Though Richard died before the letter arrived, his family tucked the letter in his pocket - for later perusal in the next world...!