William J. Guertin

Born: Sun., Sep. 6, 1925
Died: Sun., Nov. 1, 2015


8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Wed., Nov. 04, 2015
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Wed., Nov. 04, 2015
Location: St. Peter's Church

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Douglas-William J. Guertin, 90 of Douglas, formerly of Bellingham died Sun. Nov. 1, 2015 after a very brief illness. He was the husband of 68 years to the late Irma A. (Gould) Guertin.
     He is survived by 3 sons, Franciscan Brother Christian J. Guertin of Springfield, Ill, Michael P. Guertin of Uxbridge, and Peter B. Guertin of Douglas; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a brother Omer “Pat” Guertin of N. Smithfield; 2 sisters Rita Ferry of Sutton and Anne Beausoleil of Millbury; and several nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by 2 sons Richard W. Guertin and William J. Guertin.
     Bill was a US Navy WWII veteran, stationed in the S. Pacific on Tinian and Saipan Island with the 121st SeaBee Battalion. He was a member of the VFW in Douglas and the American Legion in Bellingham. He worked as a carpenter with the maintenance crew at Dennison Manufacturing in Framingham for 30 years, retiring in 1988. Bill had a great love for the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed the family hunting cabin, which he and his sons built in Vermont with his wife, children, and many friends. He also loved gardening over the years. Bill was formerly a member of St. Anne’s Church in Manchaug and later St. Denis in Douglas.
     His funeral will be held Wed. Nov. 4 from Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St. Douglas with a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Church Ave. Northbridge. Cremation burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Wed. Nov 4 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Homeless Veteran’s Shelter, 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA  01605.    To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com

Charitable donations may be made in William's memory to the following organization:

Homeless Veteran’s Shelter
69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605

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Chris and Anne Valerio
   Posted Mon November 02, 2015
Brother Christian, Mike, and Peter, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad, our prayers and thoughts are with each of you and your families. Many fond memories of Bill and Irma at Lake Street, and of course the local ice fishing trips that I was fortunate to go along for. God bless you all!
Chris and Anne Valerio

Sherri Slater
   Posted Tue November 03, 2015
Rest in Peace Bill.... <3 Tommy and Sherri

Mary and Tony StPierre
   Posted Tue November 03, 2015
Sorry for your loss.

   Posted Wed November 04, 2015
Grandpa Mike,

Sorry for your loss.

I love you,

Lori (Briere) Wynant
   Posted Thu November 05, 2015
On behalf of my entire family, I would like to give you our deepest condolences. I have a lot of wonderful childhood memories of our dads. He will be greatly missed.

Lori (Briere) Wynant

Patti and Harry Weagle
   Posted Thu November 12, 2015
We were so sorry to hear of Bill's passing - he was a kind and gentle man with a great sense of humor - he will be missed - our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Cousin Patti and Harry

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