Robert E. GuilletteJanuary 30,2013
Robert E. Guillette
Robert E. Guillette
HARTLAND — Robert E. Guillette, 82, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
He was born Aug. 10, 1930, in Graniteville, the son of Emile and Edith (Murray) Guillette.
He graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre in 1948.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving as a medic in the Korean conflict. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant in 1954.
He married Marjorie E. Downing in Hartland on April 7, 1962. She died in 1994.
He was employed at the former Vermont Heel Factory in Wilder for five years and later at Split Ball Bearing and Timken in Lebanon for many years until retiring in 1992.
He was a member of Universalist Unitarian Church in Hartland Four Corners, where he volunteered at suppers; Hartland Congregational Church; and Hartland Historical Society, where he served as chairman of the Old Home Day Celebration; and he volunteered at the Hartland Food Bank.
He enjoyed supporting the Windsor and Lebanon athletic programs, was an avid fan of the New York Giants, Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots, and was active in the Senior Golf League of Carter Country Club in Lebanon. He also enjoyed meals with Upper Valley senior groups and crossword puzzles, and he collected letter openers.
Survivors include a son, Thomas, of Canaan, N.H.; a grandson and great-grandson; three brothers, his twin, Albert, of West Lebanon, N.H., Russell, of El Paso, Texas, and Merile, of Barre; a sister, Sally Benoit, of Groveton, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Alfred.
At his request, a gathering will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor.
Burial will be at a later date in West Lebanon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hartland Universalist Unitarian Church, P.O. Box 75, Hartland Four Corners, VT 05049.
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