E. Joseph Guay
E. Joseph “Joe” Guay,
78, of Memorial Hall, Ipswich, died Wednesday, January 31, 2015 in
Beverly Hospital following his sudden illness. He was a devoted
husband and faithful companion to Mary (Donohue)
in Salem on July 17, 1936, son of the late Emile W. and Juliette
(Bouchard) Guay, he was raised in
Topsfield. Throughout the years he was employed as a project manager
for the Turner Construction in Boston, from which he was retired.
was a gifted musician who enjoyed playing his guitar, a talented
craftsman who was often seen with friends at Ipswich’s craft
markets, a clever story teller known for his fanciful anecdotes, and
an enduring fan of Boston sports. His love of music, the Red Sox,
and the Patriots were certainly shared with his children.
addition to his wife, Mimi, he is survived by two sons, Andrew J.
Guay and his wife Kathy of East
Hampstead, NH and Christopher R. Guay
and his wife Karen of Danvers, two daughters, Kathleen M.
Guay of Ipswich and Maryanne (Guay)
Weiss and her husband Joshua of Newton, a sister, Diane (Guay)
Russell of Amherst and grandchildren, Emily,
Andrew, David, Ryan, Elizabeth, Sarina,
Katie, Zach, and Michael, of all whom he was very proud.
He is also survived by his many cousins and friends and his adoring
feline friend, Bisoux. He was the father
of the late James Guay,
formerly of Ipswich.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am Wednesday
in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1 Main Street, Essex,
followed by interment in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family
and friends are respectfully welcomed .Visiting hours are Tuesday 4
to 7 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street,