James J. Guay, 52, of Linebrook Road, Ipswich, husband of
Patricia (Ryan) Guay, died December 26, 2013 at Tufts Medical
Born in Boston, April 30, 1961 he was the son of E. Joseph Guay
and Mary A. (Donohue) Guay, of Ipswich. He was predeceased by
his first wife, Kathy A. (Gillis) Guay. He was raised in
Ipswich and graduated from Ipswich High School in 1979. In
1986, he graduated from Salem State College, earning a
bachelorís degree in Fine Arts. He had been employed as a
graphic artist at North Shore Weeklies and finished his career
at AGFA. Jim was an avid reader. He was a talented artist who
enjoyed drawing and painting, playing his guitar, writing
stories and was a loyal Boston sports enthusiast cheering for
the Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Patty, he is survived
by two sons, Andrew R. Guay of Ipswich and Ryan J.D. Guay of
Boxford; one daughter, Katherine M. Guay of Ipswich; two
brothers, Andrew Guay of East Hampstead, NH and Christopher Guay
of Danvers; two sisters, Maryanne (Guay) Weiss of Newton and
Kathleen Guay of Ipswich; aunts, Diane (Guay) Russell of
Amherst, Catherine (Donohue) Pratt of CO, Eileen Donohue of
Littleton, and Patricia (Donohue) Zani of HI and many nephews
and nieces He is also survived by two step-children, Sean P.
Ryan of Ipswich and Kelly (Ryan) Boyd of Old Orchard Beach, ME
and his faithful canine companion, Zoe.
Visiting hours will be held on 4 to 8 pm Saturday, January 4
in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich.
Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. A private burial
service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to benefit his
children: James J. Guay Family Trust, c/o First Ipswich Bank,
31 Market St., Ipswich, MA 01938.