Donald Raymond Guy Obituary – Death, Donald Raymond Guy Funeral

By | January 10, 2022

Donald Raymond Guy Obituary – Death, Donald Raymond Guy Funeral

Donald Raymond Guy passed away peacefully on Dec. 23, 2021, at the age of 81.

Don was born to the late Rita Marie Guy on May 5, 1940, in Brattleboro, Vt. Around the age of two, he entered foster care in Worcester County, Mass., when Rita, an unwed teenage mother, was no longer able to provide for him. As a foster boy, Don was a farm hand moving from home to home. Later, he took pride in his career as an offset printer.

Don had three children with his former wife, Patricia. Ever young at heart, he raised his children surrounded in adventure and wit and shared this zest for life with his grandchildren, often expressing how proud he was of them. He always had a joke to share. Don was a voracious reader, self-educated in a large array of subjects. Generous with his time, he’d often forego his own plans to help when needs arose. Even as physical limitations developed, he happily continued on his way, like Mr. Magoo, determined to stay active in his hobbies of biking, hiking, dancing, and playing tennis, despite many falls. When asked about his dozens of falls, he’d brush it off, saying, “I just get back up; I’m fine.”

After beginning life feeling alone, can a heart love again? Don’s love shows that when we offer what we have, it will have rippling effects on the lives touched. His love and life lives on in us.

Don is survived by son Donald Guy Jr. of California, daughter Cheryl Mortimer (Brian Mortimer) of Concord, N.H., and daughter Mary Rapaglia (Anthony Rapaglia) of Candia, N.H.; grandchildren, Daniel, Joseph and Lauren Rapaglia, Emily Mortimer and Nicole Guy; former spouse, Patricia Guy of Candia, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews. We are grateful to Linda Bennett, Anna Krebs and other neighbors who helped keep him safe and well cared for as his health declined.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Shiloh Community Church, 55 Edmond Street, Manchester, N.H., on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 10:30 a.m.