Helen F. Guay
FARMINGTON -- Helen F. Guay, 90, died on January 31, 2011 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation & Living Center.
A lifelong resident of the Bingham area, she was born on November 2, 1920, in Livermore Falls, the daughter of Peter and Bride Frances (Pennell) Cloutier. After graduating from Livermore Falls High School, she worked at Harris Stamp Co. in Arlington, MA.
She then worked in her father’s grocery store in Portland, where she met, and later married, Gerard B. Guay, on November 14, 1942.
She settled in Bingham with her husband, where they raised a family of four children. She was employed at the Federal Trust Company and worked for the U.S. Census Bureau. After retirement, she and her husband owned and operated an antique store in Bingham.
Active in the community, she was a Girl Scout leader, a member of St. Peter’s Altar Guild, the Home Extension Service, Christian Women United, and the Pleasant Ridge School Board.
Helen was a homemaker who took pride in caring for her family and home. She was well known for her cooking and decorating talents.
She is survived by a son, Jon and wife, Lucy of Lewiston; daughters, Janice Reed and husband, Thomas of Rumford, Catherine Swartz and husband, Stephen of Bowie, MD, and Ann Gordon and husband, Wade of Kingfield; a sister, Shirley Watson and husband, James, of Hubbardston, MA; grandchildren, Scott and Eric Reed, Jon C. and Ryan Guay, Christopher and Emily Gordon, and Michael Swartz; and six great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years; and a sister, Dorothy Bedard.
The family extends heartfelt thanks to the caregivers of Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center for their outstanding care of our mother.