Mary Lou Guitard
September 1, 1929 – January 4, 2020
Mary Lou Randall Guitard, 90, passed away at her daughter’s home with her children by her side on Jan. 4, 2020.
Mary Lou was born in Buxton, ME on Sept 1, 1929 to Lee and Ervie Butler Randall. She grew up in Gorham where she attended local schools. In 1952 her good friend, Margie Bernier introduced her to Raymond (aka Bing and Toffee) Guitard. Mary Lou and Ray were married later that year in Westbrook and as their family grew they purchased their first home in South Portland. There their family continued to grow to ten children. Mary Lou was kind and hard working, raising her large family and working various jobs in the evenings. She helped care for her grandchildren also, who all loved being at their grandparent’s home. She and Ray moved to Florida and lived there until Ray’s death in 1987. She returned to South Portland and resided in Landry Village. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends there and spent much time making beautiful handcrafted gifts for her family.
As her health declined, her children were committed to her care. She lived with her son, Jim for 4 years and the last year with her daughter, Leanne in Wellington, Fl. Her son, Peter moved in to help with her care and her other children assisted.
Mary Lou was predeceased by her parents; siblings, Rowena, Gerald, Lawrence and Kenneth Randall; husband, Raymond; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Loretta Guitard; and great grandson, Chase Savasuk. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Karen and Tom Smith, Gail and Gary Lind, Leanne and Nick Trifiletti, Grace and Paul Kierstead, Peter and Lottie, Bruce and Jeannine, James and Patricia, Joseph and Andrea, and Michael Guitard; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; brothers, William and Dean Randall; brother-in-law, Robert Guitard and his wife Geraldine; cousins and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held in Graceville, FL on Jan. 25.
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Mary Lou Guitard
January 13, 2020
Nothing but good memories of Aunt Mary Lou. Her kindness and patience qualified her as one of the great sweetie-pies to ever walk the planet! The world needs more people like her. She will be missed by everyone who appreciates quality human beings.